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Lot No. 410
Estimate  6,500 - 10,000 €
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Breguet No. 3601

, Movement No. 15500, Case No. 15500, 135 x 80 x 75 mm, circa 1880

An impressive quarter hour repeating carriage clock with quarter hour/hour self strike and alarm - with original leather travel case

Case: silvered and gilt "Anglaise" case, bracket feet, profiled base and cornice with a surrounding gilt pattern, the corners decorated with finely cast 3/4 columns with flutes, gilt bases and Corinthian capitals, handle with fluted middle part, facet glazed on all sides, button for repeating mechanism, lever for choosing between "Striking" and "Silence" in the base. Dial: eccentric enamel chapter dial with blue radial Roman hours, a small chapter dial with Arabic numerals for alarm below, gilt and engine-turned mask, secret signature, blued spade hands. Movm. : rectangular brass full plate movement, gilt, keywind, 3 hammers / 2 gongs, 8-day power reserve, solid round movement pillars, 3 barrels for going train, strike and alarm, platform with English lever escapement, screw compensation balance.

The quality of this case is magnificent. The many different types of surface finishes and treatments make a great visual impact; equally impressive is the immense number of parts that make up this case. In its design and impact the case is a masterpiece for the eye to behold - its easy elegance is truly fascinating. Likewise, the quality of the movement is outstanding.
Case: very good
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, capable of running

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