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  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: Circa 2010
    Reference No: 3477
    Case No: 627 M
    Model Name: Classique “Grande Complication”
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Breguet buckle
    Dimensions: 35.5 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    From the Classique Grande Complication collection, the present watch features some of the most important complications in the history of watchmaking. In addition to the perpetual calendar complication and the power reserve indicator, the watch also boasts a very unusual feature – perpetual equation of time.

    A timepiece fitted with an equation of time complication displays the difference between mean solar time – our civil time based on a conventional twenty-four-hour period – and the true solar time, which varies with the earth’s irregular orbit round the sun. Mean solar time runs up to 14 minutes ahead of it, as is the case on February 12; or up to 16 minutes behind true solar time, as is the case on November 3.

    The equation of time complication is an extremely complex mechanism which is rarely featured in a wristwatch. While collectors nowadays look for watches that are rare and have an unusual feature, the Breguet Classique Grande Complication is an awe-inspiring example which will surely add value to any collection.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 3477
A fine and rare pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with silvered dial, perpetual equation of time and power reserve indicator

Circa 2010
35.5 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$94,000 - 156,000 
€10,400-17,200
$12,100-20,000

Sold for HK$200,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018