A Breguet pair case pocketwatch, originally sold in 1831 recently sold for 1,025,000 Swiss Francs. Around 1,115,500 USD. The movement was a chronometer and featured power reserve, equation of time, a half-quarter repeater (chimes the time to within 7.5 minutes), moon phase and calendar sits ticking away in a gold case. The estimate was 600,000 to 1,000,000 CHF, so it sold just over the high estimate. Recent watch auctions have consistently sold far over their high estimate, so if one was inclined to sell an antique pocketwatch or watch, now would be the ideal time. Due to the fact that this year strongest performance we have seen with watches going up for auction in quite a long time (see http://www.christies.com/sales/important-watches-geneva-november-2013/). More information can be found on the pocketwatch here: http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue
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