Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

201 Breguet Tasteful and Sophisticated, Equation of Time, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold, With Perpetual Calendar and Power Reserve, Reference 3477

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 46,800

Lot Description

Model: Equation of Time
Reference: 3477
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1990’s
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 502 QPET
Case N°: 1150
Movement N°: 10 450
Dimensions: 35.5 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

From the Classique Grande Complication collection, the present wristwatch by Breguet exemplifies the watchmaking ideals of precision and elegant lines. The three bodies yellow-gold case with coin-edge band, transparent back and straight lugs is charming and notably preserved. Despite the quality and elegance of the case, this very model strikes for the intricacy of its movement comprehending a perpetual calendar complication, a power reserve indicator and the very unusual perpetual equation of time. This complication allows displaying the difference between mean solar time—our conventional twenty-four-hour period—and the true solar time, which varies with the earth’s irregular orbit round the sun. All these complications are displayed harmoniously on guilloché silvered solid gold dial with painted Roman numbers and 5 different subsidiary dials. The Breguet Classique Grande Complication is surely an exceptionally complicated watch but most of all it’s extremely exclusive in terms of design and layout, making a true beauty for watches’ lovers.