A simply fantastic early Breguet wristwatch manufactured in 1934 and sold in May of the same year. This unique piece features a tank-shaped rectangular case of beautiful proportions, with a lovely brushed top surface and back framed by sculpturally formed sides in a contrasting polished finish. Early Breguet wristwatches are extremely rare and seldom seen. Those that do appear are highly sought after by collectors, each has certain sophistication and allure about them.
Originally purchased by a Parisian gentleman of exceptional taste in 1934, for the sum of 800 Francs, this great piece features a fantastic 9 3/4 lignes movement, square steel with horn lugs in steel, silver dial with embossed black Arabic numerals, superb black hands and of course that lovely monogram engraving to the brushed caseback, all confirmed in the Breguet archive. Naturally, a copy of that communication can be provided in the sale. It is also worth pointing out that the Breguet serial number caseback engraving is very nice and sharp and visible, it is simply blurred in the picture.
To find such a refined and elegant dress watch of this era in steel, especially from the likes of Breguet who made such spectacular gold pieces, is most rare and unusual, in the best of ways, of course!
Keeping great time, this piece comes with 12-months warranty. It also comes with international express, fully insured, express delivery, aswell as a valuation certificate for the purpose of insurance, a travel case and one of our new straps which will be released soon.
All of our straps are handmade by the finest traditional artisans in France. The one photographed is a heritage English leather, naturally dyed using a pure Oak bark tan over a period of up to 18 months per hide. The tannery has been family run for the past 200 years and produces the most incredible quality natural oak tan, full natural grain leather and the results are just fantastic.