Robb Report (USA) - - The French Paradox -

Breguet’s early #5 re­peat­ing watch from year 2 of the Re­pub­lic con­tains a num­ber of in­ter­est­ing fea­tures. An early self-wind­ing sys­tem was driven by a pen­du­lum weight. An à toc quar­ter re­peater struck the

side of the case in­stead of gongs. Most of all, the watch is sig­nif­i­cant for its guil­loche dial with well-bal­anced power-re­serve, moon-phase, and sub­sidiary-sec­onds dis­plays. It’s a per­fect ex­am­ple of the Breguet stylestyle, which has served as a model for mod­ern wrist­watches as well as a se­ries of com­plete

repli­cas built in the 21st cen­tury.

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