Breguet - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: 1967
    Reference No: 4251
    Case No: 4251
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 320
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Breguet pin buckle
    Dimensions: 30mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with Breguet Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacturer in 1967 and its subsequent date of sale on 14th December 1968

  • Catalogue Essay

    One of the oldest watchmakers in the world, Breguet excels in manufacturing quality timepieces as well as one of the major pioneers in developing the balance spring. As an inventor for many groundbreaking components of a mechanical watch, it also included innovative aesthetic components such as the much respected and highly sought after Breguet numerals and hands. Furthermore, agreed by many specialists in the world of horology, they were indeed the first to introduce the wristwatch in 1810.

    The present example is a beautiful yellow gold Breguet wristwatch featuring their signature guilloché dial and Breguet hands.

  • 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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Ref. 4251
An attractive and rare yellow gold wristwatch with two tone guilloché dial

30mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement and buckle signed

HK$120,000 - 200,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019