RARE COMPLICATION CLOCK, signed Breguet Paris... - Lot 243 - Osenat

Lot 243
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35000 - 40000 EUR
RARE COMPLICATION CLOCK, signed Breguet Paris... - Lot 243 - Osenat
RARE COMPLICATION CLOCK, signed Breguet Paris on the front dial, circa 1785. With double dial, in gilt bronze with large decoration of foliage scrolls resting on a large clasp and topped by a ribbon. Double quadrangular terrace in bronze and white marble decorated with flowers, friezes of interlacing and rows of pearls in gilt bronze. Rests on four feet in flattened balls with leaves and pearls. The front dial signed "Breguet Paris" indicates the date, the day of the week, the months of the year, the age of the moon and the signs of the zodiac. The dial on the back, in reverse script, indicates the hours in Roman numerals and the minutes in Arabic numerals by reflection in the mirror. The front dial is signed by the dial maker G. Merlet on the counter-enamel. The clock has not been registered in the Breguet archives, its manufacture being prior to the establishment of the production records of the Abraham Breguet company. Nevertheless, we find a trace of a number, probably 186, engraved with a drypoint, inside the bushel housing the mechanism. During the French Revolution, the hands were modified to remove the appearance of the fleur-de-lis. Height 46.5 cm - Width 56.5 cm - Depth 19 cm Breguet is a luxury watch brand founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet in Paris in 1775. The House of Breguet acquired a solid reputation among Parisian high society and the French court, many of whose members became fervent collectors. Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI ordered various timepieces from the watchmaker until their fall. A few years later, Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine acquired timepieces from him.
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