Breguet, No. 2644, Case No. 2240, 47 mm, 91 g, circa 1855
A gentleman's very fine quarter repeating pocket watch with independant jumping, stoppable centre seconds "Seconde Morte" - sold to Monsier Giraud on July 25, 1855 for 1400 Francs - with original box no. 2644 and copy of the Breguet records Case: 18k gold, engine-turned, monogrammed, à goutte, numbered and signed gold dome, slide for repeating mechanism, slide to stop the centre seconds at "8". Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, jumping centre seconds, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: bridge movement, keywind, frosted, gilt, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, two barrels, gold screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever.
The Breguet records show that Louis Audemars sold this watch to Breguet on May 12, 1855 for a price of 930 francs.
Estimate 12,000 - 18,000 €
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