Breguet 1801-2001 anniversary model watch to make $80,000?

A rare Breguet 1801-2001 anniversary model wristwatch will carry an estimate of $60,000-80,000 to Christie's Important Watches auction in Dubai on October 29.

Breguet Hunter Anniversary
The watch was made to celebrate 200 years of the tourbillon

Made to mark the 200th anniversary of the invention of the tourbillon by company founder Abraham-Louis Breguet, the watch features an 18k pink gold half hunter case and an eccentric silver engine-turned time display - revealed by pressing a button on the crown that lifts the hinged cover.

A one-minute tourbillon carriage is visible through the dial.

A Horologer De La Marine model, also made by Breguet and featuring an 18k pink gold case, is offered with an identical estimate. 

Breguet Horologer Marine
The Horologer Marine model features 25 jewels

It features a grey engine-turned dial and an aperture for a visible titanium one minute tourbillon carriage.

Breguet produce some of the world's most exclusive clocks and watches.

Last year a Duc d'Orleans Breguet Sympathique made $6.8m at Sotheby's in New York, becoming the most valuable Breguet piece ever sold at auction.

A Vacheron Constantin Geneve Valt Tourbillon model (2008) is estimated at $50,000-70,000. It features a white engine-turned dial, a visible one-minute tourbillon carriage and an eccentric time display.

In 2011 a Vacheron Constantin platinum Minute Repeater sold for $218,500 at Antiquorum.

A rare Franck Muller Long Island Crazy Hour Tourbillon 18k white gold and diamond set model features a valuation of $50,000-70,000.

The watch features a baguette-cut diamond set bezel and lugs alongside mechanical lever movement, 21 jewels and a gold buckle.

A Franck Muller platinum Caliber 97 Mini Repeater sold for $250,000 at Antiquorum in 2008.

We have this Longines men's Olympic series watch for sale, a design classic.

Why not sign up for our free weekly newsletter?

Featured products

Elvis Presley Authentic Strand of Hair
Elvis Presley Authentic Strand of Hair
Sale price£399
In stock
Fidel Castro signed certificateFidel Castro Signed Certificate
Fidel Castro signed certificate
Sale price£2,995
In stock
King Henry VIII Autographed DocumentKing Henry VIII Autographed Document
King Henry VIII Autographed Document
Sale price£65,000
In stock