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

265 Breguet Extremely Attractive and rare, Minute Repeating, 24 Hours Indication, Wristwatch in White Gold, With Diamond-Set Bezel and Lugs, Reference 3938

Estimate: € 90,000 –⁠ 180,000

Sold € 100,000

Model: Minute Repeater
Reference: 3938
Case Material: White Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2000s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 567
Case N°: 1495
Movement N°: 115
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

Breguet brand’s history spans four centuries and is so rich of inventions and innovations that represents an essential part of the entire history of watchmaking. The elusive Breguet reference 3938 encompasses the oldest continuously running watch company’s know-how on both aesthetical and mechanical aspects. The lot here offered has an impressive diamond setting which was wonderfully executed on the bezel, echoing the baguette-filled lugs on both their top section and profile as well as the crown. The traditional hand-guilloché dial with polished chapter ring with painted Roman numerals is symmetrically laid out with dedicated subdials for the constant seconds and a 24-hour display. Finally, and importantly, the tastefully decorated minute repeating caliber 567 displays the pocket watch construction Breguet is highly praised for. The sound coming out from the white-gold case is incredibly pleasant, a pure joy for the hears. For its unmistakable design and style, Breguet was able to carve out a privileged position in perpetuity in the hearts, wrists and pockets of timepiece lovers and specimens like the present watch are definitely appealing for passionate and collectors.