A fine and attractive limited edition platinum wristwatch with center seconds, enamel dial and Breguet numerals, made to commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Manufacturer

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  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 1775
    Movement No: 0011959
    Case No: 3734K
    Model Name: Classique
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 591B, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Breguet pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Breguet Classique ref. 1775 was introduced in 2000 to commemorate the 225th anniversary of Breguet. Encased in a classic 36mm diameter case with fausses côtes decoration on the bands, it is simply iconic. Under the crystal lies a beautiful white enamel dial with its household painted Breguet numerals featuring an invisible “Breguet” signature engraved subtly on the 12 O’clock position noticeable with a loupe.

    The present example is one of 225 pieces made as an unnumbered limited edition.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 1775
A fine and attractive limited edition platinum wristwatch with center seconds, enamel dial and Breguet numerals, made to commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Manufacturer

寶璣,「Classique」型號1775,精細,限量版鉑金自動上弦腕錶,備寶璣數字琺瑯錶盤、中心秒針,特為寶璣225周年限量發行225枚,約2000年製

Circa 2000
36mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 60,000 
€4,600-6,900
$5,100-7,700

sold for HK$112,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020