This is a rare vintage Tonneau/Tank with the iconic explosion Breguet numerals. The story say that it was Patek Philippe who introduced the explosion Breguet numerals dial design to the world first; Franck Muller was a watchmaker at Patek Philippe in the 1980s and saw this design in the Patek museum in Geneva and then resigned from Patek Philippe to start his own manufacture using this design as the inspiration to his homage pieces. While Franck Muller popularized the design in the modern era with timepieces such as the Casablanca, it was in fact Patek who originated the exploding Breguet numerals design some 70 years prior.
Object nr: 285
Reference: Case nr: 8782
Movement: Swiss made
Material: Silver 0.900 GPG depose.
Dimensions: 45mm long and 21mm wide (exkl crown). Large curved watch designed to match the curve of your wrist.
Strap/Bracelet: Used black leather
More watch, less money!
How often do you see a wrist watch from the 1920's? Here you got a watch that can tell some stories. A large "Banana" tank in a silver case thats been ageing well. The case got signs from use but still is beautiful. The heads of the screws is intact even if they is a bit worn. The dial is the most spectacular of this watch. The explolding numerals have lose a bit paint and the dial got some patina but the original blue hands is still there in intact. The crown winds up the movement smoothly but, as you can see it is a bit out from the case. The movement is working well with long powerreserv and OK timekeeping.
Sold "as is"
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