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    A game of Breguet

    Who can guess how much this little beauty got at auction a few years ago? No looking it up and cheating!
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    18k, 7" lignes gilt cylinder movement, bi-metallic balance with parachutes protection, winding and setting by way of the crown and miniscule pull piece, the opposite side with a smaller crown for setting of the alarm, when alarm releases a small pin protrudes into the back of the finger, slide on shank to stop the alarm, gold dial with laurel wreath decoration, eccentric roman numerals for hours, small dial for seconds below 12 o'clock, blued steel moon hands, straight central alarm hand, all within a gold ring, engraved on back with monogram AD (Alexandre Demidoff) surmounted by a coronet, dial signed Breguet, accompanied by red leather ring box, signed and numbered Breguet & Comp. quai d'Horlogerie Palais, 39 no. 180.
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    Re: A game of Breguet

    I guess the Demidoffs were the 2nd wealthiest family in Czarist Russia, so my guess is $2 million USD.

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    Re: A game of Breguet

    Realize Breguet wring watch with alarm
    $200,000
    Last edited by HOROLOGIST007; July 14th, 2013 at 03:04.
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    Re: A game of Breguet

    My guess is that no one knew what it was so $30.

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    Re: A game of Breguet

    Quote Originally Posted by Shum View Post
    My guess is that no one knew what it was so $30.
    Haha, I like your thinking but no, Sold for $260,000 USD back in 2004.
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    Re: A game of Breguet

    Dang I lost bad...

    ...errr that should be very very very bad...
    Last edited by Shum; July 14th, 2013 at 04:11.

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    Re: A game of Breguet

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Realize Breguet wring watch with alarm
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    Not so far off?
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    Re: A game of Breguet

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Not so far off?
    Yes, very close Adam,well done.
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    Re: A game of Breguet

    I saw that piece, it was on exhibition in Bienne of Breguet.
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    Re: A game of Breguet

    Even Patek's rarely break into the 7 digits. Auction prices require a fairly large audience of people with money, and while vintage watches are cool, it's still a bit of a niche market. Patek's only get as much as they do because Patek themselves are usually in the audience. Breguet doesn't have that kind of presence.
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