BREGUET NO. 2489 GRANDE & PETITE SONNERIE
CLOCKWATCH A MONSIEUR LE COMTE D'ARCHINTO
Breguet, No. 2489, "montre en or bicolore à rèpètition minutes, grande et petite sonnerie au
passage, constuite sur le principe des garde-temps". Sold to Monsieur le Comte d'Archinto on May
22nd, 1820, for 1,800 Francs.
Exceptionally fine and important, 18K two-color gold triple-train minute-repeating, Grande et
Petite Sonnerie clockwatch made in the Garde Temps tradition, with independent trains for the
time, striking and repeating, two hammers for each train.
Four-body, "forme quatre baguettes" by Joly, No. 2252, engine-turned "à grains d'orge". Glazed
gold-rimmed cuvette with quarters only/hours & quarters and silence/sonnerie selection levers
at the edge.
Silver, engine-turned, radial Roman numerals on a brushed reserve, outer dot minute divisions,
secured by a single blued steel screw. Blued steel Breguet hands.
20''', matte gilt, full plate, turned pillars, two barrels for the going and striking trains, counterpoised
lateral lever escapement with jeweled pallets, two-arm bimetallic compensation balance
with adjusting screws set into the rims, elastic suspension on both pivots, blued steel Breguet
balance spring, Grande and Petite sonnerie striking on two gongs with two hammers, independent
minute repeating train with two hammers on two gongs activated by a pull-and-twist piston
in the pendant.