|Material:||18K solid yellow gold|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||36mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||- - mm|
|Price:||Price on request|
Brevet du Sept Messidor an IX. On June 26, 1801, or rather on 7 Messidor, year IX, since the Republican was still in force in France, Abraham-Louis Breguet earned the rights for a patent which could last for a ten year period for a new type of regulator called the “Tourbillon”.
Beautiful classique Breguet ref 3357 with white round dial with “Swiss Guilloche Main”. At 12 o’clock, the sub dial presents the clock with black Roman numerals on a plain eccentric ring. Inside the sub dial comes “Breguet 4397”. The hands have the magic blue color with the iconic “Breguet” design. At 6 o’clock comes the 1-minute tourbillon carriage with a subsidiary 3arm constant seconds hand on the tourbillon shaft and its above graduation in Arabic numerals up to 20. The watch comes with a Breguet logo crown. The case is in 18K yellow gold with an exhibition sapphire crystal back display to admire the manual wind movement with caliber 558.1 and its completely hand engraved floral design yellow gold engine. On the edge of the case comes “Breguet 4397 K – Ref 3357”. On the movement comes also “Sept Messidor an IX” to remember the rights for a patent of a new regulator called the “Tourbillon”. The movement is numbered #1052. The watch comes with a brown crocodile band with a Breguet clasp buckle. The watch comes with the original box and papers.
Abraham Louis Breguet was born in 1747 from a French family in Neuchatel, the genius of all master watchmakers. He started his shop in Paris in 1775 and was forced to leave during the revolution. He came back to Paris in1795. Breguet watches were for the prince, tsars, emperors or kings. You even find the Breguet name in the French literature. Inventions are enormous, like the ultimate pocket-watches, the selfwinding “Montres Perpetuelles”, the tact watches, the tourbillon, the Breguet balance spring to name a few. The height of his achievement was the Marie-Antoinette watch in which he combined all the complications. He died in 1823 and then Antoine Louis and Louis Breguet ran the company. In 1870, the works foreman Edward Brown took over the company and 100 years later, it was acquired by the Chaumet’s brothers. Since 1999 the company is owned by the Swatch group. Under their aegis, in 2006, Breguet produced a brilliant double tourbillon.
Breguet manual winding movement with caliber 558.1 with 21 jewels, 50 hours of reserve of marche and 18,000 A/h. Hand-wound movement. Running seconds on the tourbillon shaft. Compensation balance spring with Breguet overcoil.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 36mm
Length including lugs: - - mm