If you’ve always wanted to own a royalty’s pricey possession, get ready to part ways with $2 million for the King George III’s pocket watch by Breguet.
The golden tourbillion pocket watch has an interesting backstory. It was first bought in 1808 by King George III and comes with a royal cypher engraving of the king. It’s believed that the watch was Breguet tourbillion’s first-ever commercial sale.
This pocket watch demonstrates Breguet’s craftsmanship and expertise in the ability to hide complex layers behind a somewhat simple design. It’s also an encapsulation of the importance of historic timepieces in today’s world.
BREGUET, RETAILED BY RECORDON, LONDON, A HIGHLY IMPORTANT GOLD FOUR MINUTE TOURBILLON WATCH OF ROYAL PROVENANCE WITH ROBIN ESCAPEMENT, THERMOMETER AND STOP SLIDE FOR TIMING THE SECONDS 1808, NO. 1297. ESTIMATE: £700,000–1,000,000. via sothebyscn.com.cn