Breguet - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: 1923
    Movement No: 5'204
    Material: Brass
    Calibre: Mechanical 8 day movement
    Dimensions: 150 mm. high
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed and numbered
    Accessories: With original numbered Breguet key.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Manufactured in 1923 and sold in 1926, this Breguet brass repeating clock has been retained in extraordinarily original condition. According to research, only 5 similar clocks were made in the 1920s. This present example was sold to Sir John Luxury for 3,800 Swiss Francs. In addition to the exceptional condition, the clock still retaining its original numbered Breguet key.

  • 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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A very rare brass empire ormolu clock with hour repeating on demand or automatically, alarm, 8 day movement and original key

150 mm. high
Case, dial and movement signed and numbered

HK$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for HK$75,000

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016