Breguet - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: Circa 2000s
    Reference No: 5947
    Movement No: 385
    Case No: 4762 P
    Model Name: Classique
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 535N, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Breguet deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Undoubtedly securing a prominent place in the giants of horology, Abraham Louis Breguet stands as one of the most influential figures in the watchmaking industry. Since its establishment in 1775, Breguet has been responsible for patenting and innovating some of the most significant inventions in the field, including the groundbreaking tourbillon.

    - Breguet's mastery extends beyond tourbillons, as he has excelled in other complications, leaving a lasting legacy. Among these complications, the chronograph holds a special place, being one of the most sought-after and beloved features in a wristwatch. Renowned for its intricate movement architecture, practicality, and aesthetically pleasing finish, the chronograph has captured the hearts of watch enthusiasts worldwide.

    - However, the current timepiece takes it a step further by featuring a split-seconds chronograph, allowing for the simultaneous measurement of two series of events. Adding to its allure is the mesmerizing guilloche dial and coin-edged caseband, both signatures of Breguet's craftsmanship. Whether admired from the front, side or back, this watch captivates with its exceptional design and details.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 5947
A very fine and attractive white gold split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with guilloché dial

Circa 2000s
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$80,000 - 160,000 

Sold for HK$304,800

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024