RECENTLY DISCOVERED IMPORTANT BREGUET JUMP HOUR
MINUTE REPEATER SOLD TO THE INFANTE OF SPAIN IN 1818
Breguet, No. 3104, "Montre Or à Répétition à Minutes". Sold to Son Altesse
L'Infant d'Espagne, Comte de la Moratalla par de Matschado, on April 21st,
1818, for the sum of 2,980 Francs.
Very fine and extremely rare, large, minute-repeating, 18K gold pocket
watch with jump-hours and Breguet's intermediary hammer repeating.
Four-body, forme quattre baguettes, No. 3566 by Pierre-Benjamin Tavernier,
engine-turned "grains d'orge". Hinged gold cuvette.
Silver, two-piece, by Tavernier, radial champlevé Roman numerals on a
brushed chapter ring, outer minute divisions, outermost Arabic 10-minute
numerals in square reserves within an engine-turned border, matte engine-
turned center, applied offset large subsidiary seconds ring at 8 fixed
by two blued steel screws from the back, secret signatures each side of the
XII numeral, secured by a single screw. Blued steel Breguet hands.
22''', gilded brass, full plate, going barrel with separate bridge secured
by two blued steel screws, jeweled train, visible inverted cylinder escapement
with steel escape wheel, three-arm brass balance mounted on the
dial plate, blued steel flat balance spring, pare-chute suspension on the
top pivot, index regulator with bimetallic compensation curb controlled
via a blued steel index on the back plate with engraved scale, exposed
spring for the repeating on two gongs with two hammers, each with intermediate
fixed hammer, centrifugal governor, activated by a pull-and-twist
piston in the pendant.