Professional Jeweler Archive: Commemorative Breitling Pocket Watch Takes Flight at Antiquorum Auction

January 2004

Timepieces/News


Commemorative Breitling Pocket Watch Takes Flight at Antiquorum Auction

This is one of four highly complicated Breitling pocket watches that sold as a set for $770,992 in October at an Antiquorum auction. The one-of-a kind pieces (made for the auction) took three years to make and were derived from century-old movement blanks found in Breitling archives. On the back of each watch is a gold medallion that commemorates the first flight of the Wright Brothers on Dec. 17, 1903. Next year look for grande complication watches dedicated to the Bentley automobile. Breitling, Wilton, CT; (203) 762-1180, www.breitling.com.

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