Breguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT Hong Kong Monday, May 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: Circa 1990
    Reference No: 3420 BA
    Movement No: 658
    Case No: 2599B, lim. ed. no.: 658/800
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 562, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K gold pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Maintaining some emblematic characteristics of Breguet’s production - such as the ribbed band - the present timepiece however differentiates itself from the usual style of the manufacturer due to its very clean lacquered dial - quite far away from the engraved dials Breguet usually adopts. The only graphic details are the signature at 6, discreet dot minute divisions, and the Breguet 5 minutes divisions. The hour is discreetly indicated in red through a window placed at 12 o’clock. Uniting the technical mastery required for a jump hours movement with understated and supremely elegant design, the present piece is a most attractive and unusual example from the 1990s Breguet production.

  • 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. 3420 BA
A fine, very rare and unusual yellow gold wristwatch with enamel dial and jump hours, numbered 658 of a limited edition of 800 pieces

Circa 1990
36mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$40,000 - 78,000 

Sold for HK$68,750

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019