Montres Breguet added to its private collection of historically Significant Replica Watches, when brand president and CEO Marc A. Hayek acquired two important lots at a Christie’s Geneva auction last year: the Breguet no. 4039, a half-quarter repeating watch with an off-centered hour dial and date indication, and the extremely rare Breguet Tourbillon no. 1176.
The Top Watches of Rolex, the Breguet no. 4039, was originally sold to the Duke of Berwick on September 30, 1825, and went for a final auction price of 70,000 Swiss francs at Christie’s. It is a remarkable example of one of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s extra-slim repeating timepieces made “sur les principles des chronomètres” (on the principles of chronometers). The Breguet No. 4039 has a case made of 18K gold and is outfitted with the “Caliber 21”’” movement, with an additional complication for the date indication (in a window at 6 o’clock). It has an engine-turned silver dial with Roman numerals and the famous Breguet hands.
The second timepiece that Hayek acquired for Breguet may be even more exceptional. It is Abraham-Louis Breguet’s very first Best Breitling Replica Watches with a four-minute tourbillon, and only the third tourbillon watch that the master watchmaker ever made.