Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

239 Breguet A very beautiful and sophisticated automatic Breguet 3130 in yellow gold with date, power reserve, moon phases.

Estimate: € 9,000 –⁠ 15,000

Model: Classique
Material: yellow gold
Reference N°: BA 3130
Case N°: 1316
Caliber: 502
Movement N°: 2082
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 36 mm

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. It was 1775 when Abraham Louis Breguet founded in Paris the watch manufacture Montres Breguet S.A. After having created and patented numerous extremely fascinating complications and pocket watches, still very much sought after by collectors, it was he who led the way of what would have been the new trends, creating the first real wristwatch of the history between 1810 and 1812. 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 when in 1987 the company was bought by the giant Investcorp, transferring the production to Switzerland and precisely in the Vallée de Joux, it was evident that the will was to expand its businesses also to the new Asian and American markets. The reference 3130 in yellow gold here offered is a really nice example of the classical Breguet style: the case with coin-edged band and cabochon sapphire-set crown presents a magnificent oxidation principle. The two-tone dial is in perfect conditions with its guilloché decoration and shiny blank silvered chapter ring.