Signed Breguet & fils, Case No. 6234 10278, 62 mm, 148 g, circa 1805
A rare "Montre de Souscription" with virgule escapement Case: 18k gold, engine-turned, reeded band, case maker punch mark "LC". Dial: enamel, Arabic Breguet numerals, single blued steel Breguet hand. Movm.: bridge movement, frosted, gilt, central barrel, three arm brass balance.
Forgeries of A. L. Breguet watches Breguet was the best and the most renowned watchmaker of his time. He was also a most sought-after victim of counterfeiting, which made him create a secret signature to distinguish his authentic works from the forgeries. A large number of counterfeit watches with Breguet's forged signature were produced during his life time and even after his death. Most of these watches were of poor quality or not even of a type ever produced by Breguet. Fakes often appear to be of genuine Breguet origin; but to the eyes of a connoisseur, the quality and technical details make the forgery glaringly obvious. However, this is an exceptionally rare watch of very high quality even if it was not made by Breguet.
Estimate 8,200 - 10,000 €
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