One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
224 Breguet Very Impressive and Rare, Perpetual Calendar, Minute Repeating and Moon Phase Wristwatch in Platinum, Reference 5447, With Box and Papers
Estimate: € 80,000 – 160,000
Sold € 97,500
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 4624W
Dimensions: 41 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Papers
The platinum “Classique” Grande Complication reference 5447PT captures the true spirit of the company’s founder, horological genius Abraham-Louis Breguet. A brand of elegance, tradition and craftsmanship, today, Montres Breguet continues his legacy by creating exceptionally technological and aesthetic timepieces in A. L. Breguet instantly recognizable style. The perpetual calendar has played a major role in the history of watchmaking, as it is complicated to achieve and impressive when it is. Breguet was the first manufacturer to produce a wristwatch with a perpetual calendar in 1929 featuring an incredibly small caliber measuring at just 22.5 mm. The reference 5447 is part of the Breguet Classique Grand Complications family. In addition to the complexity of the perpetual calendar mechanism, it also houses a minute repeater inside a rather small platinum case, plus, a retrograde month and moon phases: surely this is one of the finest of these exquisite modern creations. The chime on this present example is prominent and impressive: the harmony between the two gongs has been enhanced using psycho-acoustic tests and analyses that served to fine-tune clarity, sound resolution and auditory compatibility. When flipped to the case back side, it is immediately evident the level of craftsmanship displayed elegantly on the hand-engraved bridges which are one of the most impressive features of this reference. Very few examples of this highly complicated platinum watch have appeared at auction, the present lot offers collectors the opportunity to acquire one of the classic trophies of Breguet’s modern production further sold with its original box and papers.