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

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  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: Circa 1997
    Reference No: 3800
    Case No: 28'404
    Model Name: Type XX Aeronavale
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 582, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Breguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.5 mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Breguet Certificat d'Origine et de Garantie stamped by Kuwait retailer Ghadah Jewellery & Gifts and dated June 28, 1997, numbered sale tag, fitted metal presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    A modern representation of the Type XX, a military timepiece originally supplied in the second half of the past century to the French navy, the present model reprises all the core characteristics of its ancestor, most notably the graduated revolving bezel and the flyback chronograph function: the chronograph can be reset without stopping it. Such a detail was crucial in order to obtain more accurate results when using the watch for navigational purposes.

    The present example is offered complete of its original accessories by the original owner.

  • 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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This Lot is to be Sold with No Reserve


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 3800
A fine stainless steel automatic flyback chronograph wristwatch with certificate and box

Circa 1997
39.5 mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$19,500 - 27,500 

Sold for HK$30,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019