Breguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR Hong Kong Monday, May 29, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: Circa 1987
    Movement No: 2491
    Case No: 4487
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 45 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Breguet matching chain.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This Breguet watch with Breguet chain was created in a limited series of 50 examples to commemorate the 5th anniversary of Investcorp on 31 December 1987. Investcorp is a global mid-market specialist. The company has over 30 years of investment business experience and over 37 billion dollars in transaction values. Their annual transaction volume is approximately 1 billion dollars a year. What is intriguing is that Investcorp purchased the firm of Breguet in 1987, the year that the present watch was made. They later sold Breguet to the Swatch group in 1999.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1775

    Established in 1775 by Abraham Louis Breguet, widely considered the greatest watchmaker of all time, the storied brand continues to thrive in the modern era, creating exceptional high-end watches as the Swatch Group's premier prestige brand. Some of the most important and lasting inventions in watchmaking are attributed to Abraham Louis Breguet, including the tourbillon, shock resistance and the use of hammers and gongs employed in nearly all minute repeating watches made since.

    Eighteenth and nineteenth century Breguet pocketwatches are especially sought-after by collectors, and many of them were made for the elite of European society, including Napoléon and Marie Antoinette. Key wristwatches from the twentieth century include oversized dress watches, two-register chronographs, triple calendars and Type XX aviator's chronographs made for the French military and civilians.

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A fine yellow gold limited edition openface watch with chain, made to commemorate the 5th anniversary of Investcorp in 1987

Circa 1987
45 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$46,000 - 62,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017