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  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: Circa 1995
    Reference No: BA3310
    Case No: 4045 B
    Model Name: Classique Complications
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 502, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black calf leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Breguet buckle
    Dimensions: 36.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With undated Breguet Certificate of Origin and Guarantee, setting pin, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Classique perpetual calendar wristwatch exemplifies the watchmaking ideals of precision and elegant lines. The subsidiary dials for the perpetual calendar mechanism are gracefully displayed on the engine-turned dial with polished chapter ring and blued steel hands. Complete with original certificate and fitted presentation box, the present example embodies all traditional values of a Breguet wristwatch.

  • 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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Ref. BA3310
A fine yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with power reserve, moon phases and leap year indicator

Circa 1995
36.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$100,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017