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18ct gold and silver 'Souscription' pocket watch. Circa 1798
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18ct gold and silver 'Souscription' pocket watch. Circa 1798

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  • Brand: Breguet
  • Circa: 1798
  • Model: Souscription
  • Reference: N/A
  • Calibre: N/A
  • Movement: Manual
  • Material: 18ct yellow gold and silver
  • Features/complications: Case back features a fine enamel monogram "L.P.''
  • Dial: White enamel dial with outer minute track featuring Arabic numeral hour indices
  • Case dimensions: 55 mm
  • Bracelet/strap: N/A
  • Accessories: N/A
  • Web reference: 1567

Essay: Breguet’s name is synonymous with masterful skill and timeless style. Even after his death in 1823 the name Breguet still holds a certain lustre of a man who crafted fine timepieces, considered more along the line of artwork and, still highly sought after today.

His iconic watch, the ‘Souscription’; with an appearance that evokes the charm and pioneering spirit of the very first watches designed to be carried and, the determination and zeal of those first watchmakers who dared to endeavour to create timepieces fit for Lords, Kings, Scientists and even Emperors, bears a history as fascinating as the watch itself. Conceived during a time of war, great danger and vast unknowns’ one can only truly appreciate the ‘Souscription’ when one explores the history of its creator, Abraham-Louis Breguet