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Breguet keeps expanding its collection of antique timepieces

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The Breguet Museum acquired a very rare dashboard chronograph, designed and manufactured for Bugatti in the 1930s, at the Artcurial auction that took place in Paris on February the 6th during the Automobilia Rétromobile Exhibition, an event that attracts collectors and classic cars enthusiasts from all over the world.


Originally sold to Bugatti in 1932, the Breguet dashboard chronograph No. 2023  belongs to a series of nine car timepieces that were designed specifically for the brand.

Car manufacturer Ettore Bugatti, a friend of the Maison, placed his order at the beginning of the 1930s to fit his luxurious Royale cars with a chronograph featuring a tachymeter function, intended to be placed in the middle of the steering wheel.

The chrome-plated metal case measures 67 mm in diameter and frames a cream dial bearing the inscription "Spécial pour Bugatti" and characterised by the signature blued-steel Breguet hands that were introduced in 1783.


The chronograph No. 2023 also features an interesting cumulative minutes counter visible in an aperture at 6 o’clock.

Powered by a mechanical movement with a power reserve of eight days, the chronograph is wound using a crown located at 6 o’clock.

The Breguet Chronograph N. 20023 for Bugatti was sold in its original box for the amount of Euro 76,200.

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