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    Early Breguet 1/4 Repeater with Hand Written Papers from Breguet

    Just got a very (what I assume) rare Breguet 18k gold 1/4 repeater (De La Marina Royale). What is best about the watch is it comes with the original case and hand signed papers from Breguet himself dated 1822. There is also another paper dated 1854 (looks like a service maybe?) signed by a "Jo Breguet" Joseph? It also has the original spare bulls eye crystal. Just wanted to get some opinions on it and maybe any idea of the value.

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    Re: Early Breguet 1/4 Repeater with Hand Written Papers from Breguet

    Awesome!!
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    Re: Early Breguet 1/4 Repeater with Hand Written Papers from Breguet

    Sorry we do not give valuations here. You need to check with a dealer who specializes in these sorts of antiques.
    With box and papers obviously very valuable.
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    Re: Early Breguet 1/4 Repeater with Hand Written Papers from Breguet

    In general, when appraisers attempt to put a "value" on something, they base their values on going market rates; things like what other, similar items have sold for in the past. Which creates a problem for something like this, because its not like they sell every day. Which is why you want to talk to a professional appraiser. If you're looking to sell it, you want to put it into a quality auction house whose auction catalogs are regularly read by watch collectors in order to ensure you get the best price. If you're just looking for an insurance appraisal, that's probably a bit easier, but make sure whoever does it is experienced with antique watches. In many respects, the value of this is priceless; you'd never be able to truly replace it if it was lost.

    You might also want to get in touch with an archivist to see about the best way to preserve those documents; they're a key part of the value of this item, and every time you touch them, you destroy them a little bit.
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    Re: Early Breguet 1/4 Repeater with Hand Written Papers from Breguet

    WOW....and I don't give wows lightly.
    I'm stunned, this has every chance of being a genuine Breguet and a repeater to boot.

    Everything looks correct and the provenance with box and hand written paperwork by the man himself,
    amazing...truly.

    Like I say, this all looks correct to me, Breguet has many fakers but the fakes I've saw looked nothing
    like true Breguets wheras your watch ticks all the boxes, it needs to be appraised by an expert in exceptional watches.

    All being correct this watch will be worth an incredible sum, I've no doubt.
    Rich collectors and museums would love to have this watch...you are very fortunate.

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    If it's not impolite could you tell us how you came by the watch?
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    Re: Early Breguet 1/4 Repeater with Hand Written Papers from Breguet

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    In general, when appraisers attempt to put a "value" on something, they base their values on going market rates; things like what other, similar items have sold for in the past. Which creates a problem for something like this, because its not like they sell every day.
    You're not wrong there Abslomrob.
    Who'ld have thought that a possible genuine Breguet would ever pop into this forum like that,
    I swear I fell off my seat.

    I agree, if the watch were to be sold then it should be through a specialist horological sale by Sothebies or Christies,
    every dealer would want to buy this watch and would offer large sums, but a good auction hitting a worldwide clientel
    then this watch would go through the roof...if it is what it seems of course and nothing is ringing any alarm bells.

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    Re: Early Breguet 1/4 Repeater with Hand Written Papers from Breguet

    I agree with Radger in EVERY respect
    I will pass a link to this thread to the Breguet expert and I use that term less than Wow!

    His name is Philip Poniz

    I hope he posts here.

    Thanks for sharing an UNBELIEVABLE piece

    Can you see the 'secret' signature between 11 and 12 and 1??

    Breguet (snr) died in 1823, so the signature I guess is his son - Philip will know

    FANTASTIC

    STOP PRESS
    I have emailed Philip Poniz.
    Please be ULTRA careful with this piece. It should ONLY be handled by experts.
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    Re: Early Breguet 1/4 Repeater with Hand Written Papers from Breguet

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    I agree with Radger in EVERY respect
    I will pass a link to this thread to the Breguet expert and I use that term less than Wow!

    His name is Philip Poniz

    I hope he posts here.

    Thanks for sharing an UNBELIEVABLE piece

    Can you see the 'secret' signature below the 12??
    Is there still a spare balance wheel (or dial) in/under the second compartment in the box??
    Breguet (snr) died in 1823, so the signature I guess is his son - Philip will know

    FANTASTIC

    STOP PRESS
    I have emailed Philip Poniz.
    Please be ULTRA careful with this piece. It should ONLY be handled by experts.
    You're not wrong that this watch should be handled ultra carefully, this is a very important watch.
    Expert horologists can only dream of discovering a previously unknown Breguet and yet one pops up in this forum.
    Who'd have believed it...
    American watch collectors are probably wondering what all the fuss is about ;)

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    Re: Early Breguet 1/4 Repeater with Hand Written Papers from Breguet

    Quote Originally Posted by radger View Post
    You're not wrong that this watch should be handled ultra carefully, this is a very important watch.
    Expert horologists can only dream of discovering a previously unknown Breguet and yet one pops up in this forum.
    Who'd have believed it...
    American watch collectors are probably wondering what all the fuss is about ;)
    It is UN BELIEVABLE - I have not stopped thinking about it all evening

    Philip Poniz negotiated the lost secret diaries of Brequet between an anonymous seller and Swatch Group (Hayek Snr)

    Philip knows every watch made or handled by Breguet.

    This is JUST amazing and may be a WUS - special edition. Really
    I am pretty sure this is 100% legitimate.
    Adam
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    Re: Early Breguet 1/4 Repeater with Hand Written Papers from Breguet

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    It is UN BELIEVABLE - I have not stopped thinking about it all evening

    Philip Poniz negotiated the lost secret diaries of Brequet between an anonymous seller and Swatch Group (Hayek Snr)

    Philip knows every watch made or handled by Breguet.

    This is JUST amazing and may be a WUS - special edition. Really
    I am pretty sure this is 100% legitimate.
    Adam
    Me too, to all of that.

    A couple of years ago or so in this forum after someone asked about a fake Breguet I remember
    replying to someone (I can't remember who) tongue in cheek, saying that
    'One of these days someone will ask after a genuine Breguet in here'.
    'Never happen in a million years was the reply'.
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