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.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
85 Breguet Beautiful and Sophisticated, Classique, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold, With Date, Power Reserve and Moon Phases, Reference 1316a
Estimate: € 10,000 – 20,000
Sold € 13,000
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 1316
Movement N°: 2082
Dimensions: 36 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. 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.