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  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: Circa 2005
    Reference No: 8919
    Case No: 2264 T
    Model Name: Reine de Naples
    Material: 18k yellow gold, diamonds and mother-of-pearl
    Calibre: Automatic, 537/1, 20 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Breguet crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold and diamond-set Breguet folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37 mm. length
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Reine de Naples collection was created much inspired by an early bracelet watch Abraham-Louis Breguet created on Royal commission by the order of Maria Caroline of Austria, the Queen of Naples. The bezel and dial flange is set with 117 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1 carat. The crown is also set with a briolette diamond weighing approximately 0.26 carats. The elegant mother-of-pearl dial and iconic egg-shaped case retains a very distinctive look to this lady's wristwatch.

  • Artist Biography

    Breguet

    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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Ref. 8919
A lady's fine and rare yellow gold and diamond-set oval wristwatch with diamond-set mother-of-pearl dial

Circa 2005
37 mm. length
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 180,000 
€14,400-21,700
$15,000-23,000

Sold for HK$137,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017