Late 18thc. verge in unusual case

Stock No. 1846

Breguet & Fils
France, c1790
Silver gilt case, 57.75 mm.
Verge escapement


A quite large and attractive late 18th century Continental watch with verge escapement and unusual dial and case.

MOVEMENT : A gilt movement with verge escapement. Nicely pierced balance bridge and large silvered regulator disk.

Signed Breguet & Fils and numbered 7575.

The movement is in good condition, with just some wear to the silvering on the regulator disk. Running well.

DIAL : Gilt dial. Nicely embossed with a scene featuring a girl playing a lute.

There are a few small scratches and marks but generally in very nice condition.

Fine and unusual matching gilt hands.

CASE : Silver gilt, with scalloped bezels and band, engine turning to the band and beautifully embossed decoration to the back. The inside of the back is stamped with the movement number 7575.

The case is in very good condition, with no damage except for wear to the gilding over the silver. The crystal is fine.

The hinges are good and the bezel and back cover lose correctly. The stem and bow are fine and are original.

Like many watches of this period, it is signed ‘Breguet’ but it is not by Abraham Louis Breguet, and was probably made in France, though could be Switzerland.