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Auktionen Dr. Crott 91st Auction

579 Abraham-Louis Breguet, Paris, Breguet No. B1004, Tavernier Nr. 1779, 56 mm, 143 g, circa 1802  A gentleman’s important pocket watch in a Tavernier case, with quarter repeater. According to the original Breguet documents, Abraham Louis Breguet’s employee Monsieur Charot sold this watch on Prairial 22, an 10 (June 10, 1802) to Monsieur Castaneda for 1,410 francs. The production costs came to 1,079 francs - with copy of the Breguet records Case: 20K gold, case design “collier” by Pierre- Benjamin Tavernier, polished, pusher for repetition via pendant, case maker’s punch mark “PBT” (Pierre- Benjamin Tavernier). Dial: enamel, rear signed “Borel 73”, Arabic Breguet numerals, signed Breguet, additional secret signature below “12”: “No. 1004 Breguet”, Breguet hands. Movm.: bridge movement, keywind, gilt, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, standing barrel, ruby cylinder, shock protection-”parachute”, ruby cylinder escapement, three- arm brass balance, blued balance spring with bimetallic compensation curb on the index. The name of Castaneda comes up in Abraham-Louis Breguet’s correspondence and appears frequently among the buyers in Breguet’s sales ledgers. As is explained by Emmanuel Breguet in his book, “Breguet Horloger depuis 1775”, Mr. Castaneda was one of the couriers. These were specialized companies handling commercial transactions as well as the transport of merchandise, in this case between France and Spain. Mr. Castaneda must therefore have been a Spanish businessman who traveled regularly to France, liaising with important Spanish clients, and particularly the Spanish royal court. Abraham-Louis Breguet 寶璣 巴黎 — 意義深遠的男仕二問懷 錶,Tavernier錶殼。根據寶璣原始文件記載,在1802年6月10日( 22. Prairial, an 10 )由Abraham-Louis Breguet的職員Charot先生以1410 法郎賣給Castagneda先生。原廠價格為1079法郎 40386  C: 2 D: 2 M: 2, 41  32.000 - 42.000 EUR 35.200 - 46.300 USD 288.000 - 378.000 HKD

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