The famous brand – Osvaldo Patrizzi’s new auction company, Patrizzi & Co, launched its debut sale in graceful style with an authoritative presentation of three delicate 19th century pocket replica watch designs in 2014. These three exquisite replica watch models attributed a lot with great significance to Abraham-Louis Breguet. Dated to October 1815 is Breguet’s No. 2396, a distinguishing 18k gold pocket replica watch which combines a four-minute tourbillon, independent seconds, and a power reserve indicator; noticeably, this item is one of only two replica watch designs that created by
Breguet which is featured in a tourbillon in tandem with a constant force escapement–both original inventions of the master. Price of the replica watches is roughly between 600,000 and 900,000 swiss Francs.
The Breguet No. 2807 is no less unique or extraordinary. Combining equation of time with perpetual calendar and moon phases, this 18K yellow gold pocket replica watch design that decorated with enamel dial comes together with a copy of a Breguet technical drawing, and a fitted box. Only three such versions were known to have been created by Breguet during his lifetime. Pre-sale estimates for the No. 2807 are CHF 1,500,000-2,000,000.
A Breguet Garde Temps deck chronometer No. 3787 replica watch model, originally sold to Count Schouvaloff in 1823, completes the trio. Standing for one of three such models known to exist today, this silver chronometer with two barrels bears great significance as being among the very first functional deck replica watches. The price of this model estimates for the Breguet No. 3787 is CHF 150,000-200,000.
Patrizzi & Co held the auction on November 18, 2014 at the Hotel richmond in Geneva, with extra participation welcomed through the Internet. Before the sale, exhibitions had already took place in New York, Milan, and finally Geneva, on the 15th through the 17th of November. Even though the three models were not the brand new creations from the company that have been released for some years, they are still very popular and welcomed by certain people around the world.