‘Master of innovation’ Breguet’s souscription set may bring $140,000

paulfrasercollectibles

2015-06-26 12:32:33

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Master of innovation Breguets souscription set may bring $140,000

These platinum timepieces will appear at Antiquorum alongside rarities from IWC and Patek Philippe

As we've reported Antiquorum is holding two exciting auctions of fine timepieces in September. The later of the two is a charity auction in the cause of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but the former is a more typical auction starring a Patek Philippe 2499.

Their experts are also pleased to offer an exquisite set of two Breguet souscription watches made in the late 1990s.

The Souscription set consists of: A platinum minute-repeating wristwatch with perpetual calendar, phases and age of the moon, and leap year indication, and a platinum self-winding pocket watch with 45 hour power reserve indication, instantaneous calendar, phases and age of the moon.

This fabulous set is accompanied by a special fitted wooden winding box, 30cm platinum chain, platinum magnifying glass and two platinum tools. It is estimated at $120,000-$140,000.

Breguet souscription pocket watchThe very striking Breguet souscription pocket watch

Also offered in the auction is a Patek Philippe Ref. 3971 madein 1989. This very fine, astronomic, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph features a perpetual calendar and moon phases. With its classic good looks, it is listed at $80,000-$100,000.

Last, but for many not least, there isthe IWC B-Uhr World War II German Air Force (Luftwaffe), Ref. 431, request No. FL 23883.Made in 1940 for the German Air Force, it is an oversized, centre seconds, anti-magnetic, anti-corrosion stainless steel military pilot's wristwatch with indirect seconds and a very long aviator's leather strap.

This very rare and sought-after timepiece is accompanied by the Certificate of Origin and an IWC service warranty dated April 4th, 1989 and expected to bring $40,000-$60,000.

Watch this space for more on this tremendous sale.

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