Signed Breguet & Fils, Case No. 93, 58 mm, 143 g, circa 1810
A gentleman's quarter repeating pocket watch "the knife grinders" with four automatons and two jacquemarts Case: 18k gold, engine-turned, engine-turned band, pusher for repetition via pendant, case maker punch mark "PB". Dial: enamel chapter ring, Arabic "Empire" numerals, gold jacquemart "á troi couleurs", upper part with a scene of two bell-ringing putti, sitting on a mural surrounded by polychrome enamelled flowers, a big enamelled vase between them; the lower part with the depiction of a smith and his apprentice sharpening a big knife in front of a blued steel background, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, gilt, applied floral decorations, 2 hammers, 2 gongs, three-arm brass balance, fine florally engraved and pierced balance bridge.
Estimate 17,000 - 20,000 €
Price Realised 20,200 €
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