Breguet Extra flat dress watch 18k white gold, perpetual calendar, moon phase, certificate & book. Made in the finest quality, Perfectly preserved. Breguet Extra flat dress watch 18k white gold with perpetual calendar and moon phase certificate & book. Circular three piece Art Deco watch case with square bow in 18k white gold, case numbered B449; with it a matching later steel chain.
Case is in very nice mint condition. Extra flat Rhodium- finished 18-jewel movement with fausses cotes decoration and curved bridges made in the finest quality, straight-line lever escapement and bimetallic compensation balance.Golden five-spoke wheels, index fine regulation. The clean good working movement is perfectly preserved. Mat silvered dial with black Breguet numerals, outer minute track, day of the week, date and month dials, secondary second with moon phase aperture and original blued Breguet steel hands, the dial is in very nice original condition with light wear. Dial, case and movement signed. 4057 confirming the sale to Sir Dinshaw Petit on August 20, 1924 for 6500 francs. Sir Dinshaw Petit was an extremely wealthy Indian industrialist, in 1901 he was awarded the British title of Baron. Dinshaw Maneckji Petit was born in Bombay, British India. He gained great wealth from the production of cotton. He had 14 children, his first born son, Dinshaw Petit, became the second baronet. His granddaughter, Mithuben, was a prominent activist in the Indian independence movement, participating alongside Mahatma Gandhi in the famous Dandi March. His grandson, the 3rd Baronet, was married to Sylla Tata, daughter of Tata's eponymous Indian steel baron. His granddaughter in turn, Ruttie Petit, married Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Their marriage caused a social scandal, not only because of their opposing beliefs.
The extraordinarily interesting story of the family is described in detail in the book by Sheela Reddy "The Marriage that Shook India" (source: Wikipedia). The catalog was published as a book and is part of the offer together with the Breguet certificate. Double Open face / lepine-Gehäuse.The love for old things has kept me working as an antique dealer for over twenty-five years. Originally born in Denmark, I have been living in Berlin for a long time. Always on the search for small and large treasures, the quality and the high craftsmanship of the individual pieces mean a lot to me.
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