Breguet N° 5 Historic Pocket Watch Replica Online Sale
The Breguet N° 5 Historic Pocket Watch Replica is one of the world’s first automatic timepieces. Measuring at 54mm in diameter, it also featured a quarter-repeater (dumb repeater, striking against the case instead of gongs, constructed from principles of the garde-temps); gold case, silver engine-tuned dial with sunken subsidiary seconds; and 60-hour power-reserve indicator and phases of the moon.
The reproduction of the Breguet N° 5 is a true masterpiece of technological genius and enduring beauty that is now come back to life. Using traditional watchmaking techniques, it reflects the full range of talents and skills of the master horologist and craftsmen at cheap fake Manufacture Breguet watches.
Breguet N° 5 Reproduction Technical Specifications:
• Perpétuelle pocket watch
• “à toc” quarter repeater
• Replica watches Breguet 18kt yellow gold
• Dial in silvered gold
• Guilloche dial engine-turned by hand
• Recessed seconds subdial
• Indicator of phases and age of the moon
• Roman numerals chapter ring engraved and painted black by hand
• Self-winding movement
• 60-hour power-reserve
• 6¾ lines
• Platinum oscillating weight
• 54mm diameter
History of the Breguet N° 5
Sold on March 14, 1794, to Count Journiac-Saint-Meard for 3,600 francs, this exceptional Breguet N° 5 Pocket Watch Replica was one of the early self-winding pocket watches. This revolutionary technique allowed the watch to wind and power itself using a platinum plate that oscillates.
Most of the first series of the famous perpétuelles were completed with a white enamel dial. Some of them were later returned to fake Breguet watches online to be fitted with a silver engine-turned guilloche dial which became more stylistically popular, and is still ever-present in many wristwatches today. This watch, however, was among the few which were sold directly with the silver hand-engraved dial.
Breguet N° 5 was purchased in April 2001 at Antiquorum’s auction in New York by former Breguet CEO Nicolas G. Hayek for 1,150,000 Swiss Francs.
Breguet sold some sixty units from 1787 to 1823, and we can assume (although we lack documentary records) that in the years between 1780 and 1787, he produced an estimated twenty or thirty units.
These Breguet Watch Replica advanced and expensive “perpétuelles” were owned by only a few members of the aristocracy, namely Queen Marie-Antoinette and the duc d’Orléans. This accomplishment (among many other innovations) contributed to establishing Breguet’s reputation as the finest watchmaker of all time.