Signed Breguet à Paris, Movement No. 20063, Case No. 20063, 49 mm, 80 g, circa 1790
A gentleman's decorative, extremely rare gold enamel pocket watch studded with half pearls with corresponding gold enamel chatelaine, length 285 mm Case: 20K gold. Dial: enamel. Movm.: full plate movement, chain/fusee, verge escapement, three-arm brass balance.
The central enamel medallion on the back lid has an exquisite engine-turned pattern with translucent cobalt blue enamelling and is of supreme quality. A large pearl sits in the centre and is surrounded by paillon ornamentation in a frame of pearls and a white enamel border with applied pearl-studded gold fillets. The rim is decorated with borders of white and blue champlevé and paillon enamelling, the front bezel is studded with half pearls. The matching three-part chatelaine is ornamented accordingly, with a watch key and three tassels attached – this is a striking ensemble in outstanding condition.
Estimate 16,000 - 22,000 €
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