A 19th-century pocket watch in 750/1000 gold from the prestigious Swiss luxury brand is the highlight of this Burgundian auction.
Founded in 1775 by Abraham-Louis Breguet in Paris, the watchmaking company of the same name is synonymous with technical innovations. The "independent large second hand" appearing for the first time in the watch commissioned by Queen Marie-Antoinette in 1783 marked the beginnings of the chronograph. It can be found in this 19th-century pocket watch in 750/1000 gold with a straight-line lever escapement movement, numbered 22275 and presented in its original case. Watches with independent second hands operate with two gear trains, one for the hours, the other for seconds. this one is expected to fetch €3,500/4,000 when it appears at Quai des Enchères OVV in Mâcon on Friday, September 17.