Breguet - A)Ref. 3430 B)Ref. 1819
BREGUET SOUSCRIPTION SET NO. 34 YELLOW GOLD
Breguet, "Souscription Set No. 34," Ref. 3430 (the wristwatch) and Ref. 1819 (the pocket watch). Made in
a small series in 1991
to celebrate Antiquorum's Geneva auction "The Art of Breguet" in April 1991.
Extremely fine, rare and important set comprising a minute-repeating, astronomic, 18K yellow gold
wristwatch with perpetual
calendar, moon phases, 18K yellow gold Breguet buckle and a large, keyless, astronomic, self-winding
pocket watch with
instantaneous calendar, moon phases and 45-hours power-reserve. Accompanied by a wooden presentation
winding provision for the wrist-watch and 2 certificates.
A) THE WRISTWATCH
Three-body, solid, polished, reeded band, straight lugs
with gold-screwed bars, transparent case back, sapphire
Two-tone "guilloché" silvered gold with painted radial
Roman numerals on a plain outer reserve, subsidiary
silver ring dials for the days of the month, of the week, the
months, the leap year, sector graduation for the age of the
moon, aperture for the moon phases. Blued steel Breguet
Cal. 189, rhodium plated, fausses côtes and oeil-de-perdrix
decoration, 24 jewels, straight-line lever escapement,
monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock
absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, swan-
neck micrometer regulator, repeating on gongs by activating
slide on the band.
B) THE POCKET WATCH
Three-body, "Empire," solid, polished, stepped bezels,
reeded band, transparent case back.
Two-tone guilloche silvered gold with painted radial
Roman numerals on a plain outer reserve, outer dot minute
divisions, subsidiary ring dial for the seconds, sectors for the
age of the moon and the up-and-down indication, apertures
for the moon phases at 2 and the instantaneous date at 6.
Blued steel Breguet hands.
Cal. 1890 mm.(23 1/2'''), frosted gilt, 27 jewels, bridge
caliber, wound by a half-oval platinum (.960) WEIGHT with
sapphire rollers to reduce friction, swinging on a pivoted
curved arm for additional elasticity, two spring-loaded bumpers,
Philippe slipping mainspring over-winding prevention,
25 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance,
"parachute" shock absorber on both pivots, self-compensating
Breguet balance spring, micrometer regulator.