Important Watches, Wristwatches and Clocks
LOT 116
Charles Oudin, Eleve de Breguet, Palais Royal, No. 65, circa 1800. Very fine and rare silver and gold early Montre de Souscription with special escapement.
C. Three body, "forme collier", polished with gold rims and hinges. D. White enamel by Borel (signed on the enamel backing) with Breguet numerals and souscription type divisions allowing to read the time with a precision of two minutes with a single hand. Blued steel "lance" .s ouscription hand. M. 22 '" gilt brass, souscription calibre with central barrel, gold and steel double wheel duplex escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, blued steel flat balance spring with regulator. Signed on themovement. Diam. 55 mm.
Estimate: 7,000 CHF - 8,000 CHF
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C 4 D 25-51 M 4  
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According to its low serial cumber, this watch was certainly produced by Oudin soon after he established his own workshop. Charles Oudin was one of the best pupils of Breguet; together with his foreman Boulanger, he took care of his workshop during his exile in Switzerland, but left soon after Breguet ' s return to Paris. Charles Oudin is well known for having devised an equation of time mechanism for Breguet .souscription watches.
Important Watches, Wristwatches and Clocks
18-10-1997
Sold including buyer's premium:
8,050 CHF