Breguet Acquires An Exceptional Turkish Watch at Auction in Beijing

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The Breguet Museum in Genva has gotten its hands on an extremely  rare Turkish-style Breguet watch made in 1808 for a dignitary of the Ottoman Empire, for the sum of aproximately $695,000. This represents a record bid for a Breguet watch as well as a record for a pocket-watch auctioned on the inland China market.

This historical piece was ordered in 1807 by His Excellency Esseid Ali Effendi, former Turkish ambassador to Paris of the nation nicknamed “The Sublime Portal”, and a personal friend of Abraham-Louis Breguet.


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