Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 April 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The Monaco Legend Group team has put together an astonishing selection of rarities in the horological field. From the Unique Piece Rolex Yachtmaster, former property of the late President of Rolex Patrick Heiniger, to an outstanding example of the Patek Philippe 2523-1. Not to mention the great selection of rarities destined for Middle Eastern market, such as a Rolex Submariner and Daytona from the Sultanate of Oman and a steel Daytona with UAE emblem on the dial.
Many thanks to Auro Montanari, alias John Goldberger, Roberto Randazzo and George Pakkos for their significant help in supervising the catalogue and to Eric Tortella for his assistance in searching for some of our rarest Patek Philippe watches in his database and releasing his passport of authenticity for them.


Session I: Saturday 22 April, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 100
Session II: Sunday 23 April, 10:30 AM – lots 101 to 164
Session III: Sunday 23 April, 2:30 PM – lots 165 to 261

193 Breguet Refined and Esteemed, Chronoscope, Jumping and Wandering Hour, Openface Dress Pocket Watch in Silver, With Service

Estimate: € 12,500 –⁠ 25,000

Sold € 16,900

Model: Chronoscope
Case Material: Silver
Year: 1920's
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 1752
Movement N°: 1752
Dimensions: 43 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Service

The “heures sautantes” watch offered here for sale is a very fine specimen of this epitome of Art Deco style, made by Breguet from around 1927 until 1945 both as a pocket and as a wristwatch, the system patented by the Swiss watchmaker Robert Cart around 1925. A superb 43 mm pocket watch, made during the peak years of Breguet’s Art Deco period, this model is also known as “Chronoscope”, a name derived from the Greek words “chronos” for time and “scope” for range or sector. It stands for an instrument for accurate measurements of small intervals of time. The silver case is very finely preserved in all its classical simplicity. The two-tone silvered dial is beautifully decorated with a large and very distinctive engine-turned arrow pointing to the outer Arabic minute ring. The mechanism is powered by a lever movement with a bimetallic compensation balance, signed by Breguet. The central disc, on which the jumping hours are displayed, also acts as a minute indicator and makes a full rotation every 60 minutes. Vacheron Constantin and Gübelin also purchased the jumping and wandering module, but this example from Breguet is one of the finest examples we’ve seen in recent years.