Case

The large and elegant engine-turned silver case with gold bezels and bow. Case numbered to the inside back B2709. 

Dial

White enamel dial with dial fixing screw below 12. Typical Arabic numerals with five minute chapter divisions and single, blued steel Breguet hand, wound through centre. Signed BREGUET ET FILS below 6, the miniature secret signature below 12 reading Souscription No.2709 Breguet in cursive script.

Movement

The gilt movement with central going barrel with the balance and centre wheel symmetrically positioned, linked by the third and fourth wheel under chamfered bridges. The plate signed, Breguet No. 2709, The large balance with ruby cylinder escapement, temperature compensation curb and parachute shock protection.

Duration

40 hours.

Provenance

Sold 23rd December 1815 for 600 Francs to Maj.-Gen. Sir Thomas Brisbane, Governor of New South Wales and founder of the city of Brisbane. George Daniels, watchaker (d.2011)

Literature

Watches, Cecil Clutton and George Daniels 1965, plates 429-431 The Art of BreguetGeorge Daniels, plates 238a-c