Exclusive Timepieces 21 –⁠ 22 October 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.

Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281

263 Breguet Elegant and Catching, Lady’s Bracelet Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Diamond Set Bezel, Emeralds and Diamonds Oval Lugs, With Warranty, Reference 8251BA

Estimate: € 12,500 –⁠ 25,000

Sold € 14,950

Model: Lady’s Watch
Reference: 8251BA
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1990s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 839
Case N°: 298
Movement N°: 1420
Dimensions: 25 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Warranty, Booklet and Tag

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. From the first moment Mr. Breguet recognized the importance of engaging with aristocrats, royalty and the wealthy. While Breguet served male clients, he also made watches and clocks for female patrons, including Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France, the Empress Joséphine and Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples. From that moment on, the brand also specialized in the creation of lady’s wristwatch, in some cases more similar to jewels than watches but always extremely pleasant and absolutely careful to each detail. The example here offered is absolutely remarkable for its craftsmanship: the yellow-gold round case is preserve in exceptional conditions, with deep hallmarks on the back and a bezel set with 28 brilliant diamonds. The Fancy circular/oval lugs are also set with 17 diamonds and linked to the case by a baguette-cut emerald arch links that recalls the green cabochon. The thin bracelet is very light and fancy with a structure composed of circles linked to each other. The two-tone silvered dial has guillochè decoration, radial Roman numerals on a plain reserve and outer dot minute divisions. The watch also comes with the original tag with still the old price on it and booklets.