On May 16, 2016, Christie’s watch department held an auction at the Four Seasons Hotel in Berger, Geneva. The Breguet N ° 217 newspaper pocket watch sold 3,245,000 Swiss francs (about 22 million yuan, including buyers). Commission), becoming the second-largest Breguet timepiece ever sold at an auction.
This self-winding engraved pocket watch is equipped with time equation, date, month and power reserve display functions. It was purchased by Charles-LouisHavas (1783-1858, founder of today’s famous news agency AFP) on December 31, 1817.
On April 8, 1800, General Morrow purchased the pocket watch for 3,600 francs. Later, in 1817, the pocket watch was resold to Charles-LouisHavas for a price of 4,800 francs. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)