Gold minute repeating watch by Abraham-Louis Breguet

Made:
1784 in Paris
Gold watch with minute repeating, by A-L Gold watch with minute repeating, by A-L

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Gold watch with minute repeating, by A-L
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Gold watch with minute repeating, by A-L
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Gold watch with minute repeating, by Abraham-Louis Breguet, Paris, France 1784-5. Plain gold case marked for the year 1784 inside the back cover, and with a small enamelled letter 'y' on the outside. White enamel dial signed 'Breguet'. Gold beetle hands, possibly added later. Movement with cylinder escapement and minute repeater, of a type similar to that used by the English watchmaker John Arnold. The movement is shrouded by a dust cap, which can only be removed after the movement has been taken out of the case. Signed on the dust cap ‘Breguet A Paris No 128’.

This is an early example of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s work. Presented to the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in 1870 by Francis B. Adams. Clockmakers' Museum No. 348

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3293
Materials:
gold (metal), brass (copper, zinc alloy), steel (metal), enamel, silver (metal) and glass
Measurements:
overall: 59 mm x 49.5 mm x 21 mm,
type:
watch and cylinder movement
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers