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Cartier 1910 Rare Enamel Diamond 18kt Gold Pocket Watch
Cartier 1910 Rare Enamel Diamond 18kt Gold Pocket Watch
AED 67,219
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Watch Hunter
 
US
Patek Philippe Rare 1920s Art Deco Platinum Ruby Diamond...
Patek Philippe Rare 1920s Art Deco Platinum Ruby Diamond...
AED 35,477
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Watch Hunter
 
US
Medaille D'or Geneve Chronograph  Split Seconds
Medaille D'or Geneve Chronograph Split Seconds
AED 32,863
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GoldenTimeCo
AE
IWC 1895 solid 18k gold hunting case chronometer pocket watc
IWC 1895 solid 18k gold hunting case chronometer pocket watc
AED 11,618
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Foto Camera
21
IT
Unique Girard Perregaux pocket watch 1889-1990
Unique Girard Perregaux pocket watch 1889-1990
AED 87,679
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Catawiki BV
 
A. Lange & Söhne Savonette  ALS  1B,  14 Kt,  Top=Wie Neu,...
A. Lange & Söhne Savonette ALS 1B, 14 Kt, Top=Wie Neu,...
AED 21,483
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Private seller
 
DE
Patek Philippe Pocket Watch Quarter Repeater 18k Rose Gold...
Patek Philippe Pocket Watch Quarter Repeater 18k Rose Gold...
AED 64,360
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Bachmann & Scher
 
DE
A 14k R/G Full Hunter Complete Calendar Moonphase Pocket Watch
A 14k R/G Full Hunter Complete Calendar Moonphase Pocket Watch
AED 16,828
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
54
UK
IWC Schaffhausen, Rare 14K Yellow Gold Pocket Watch, Circa...
IWC Schaffhausen, Rare 14K Yellow Gold Pocket Watch, Circa...
AED 12,137
Seller
Estates Consignments
 
US
Panerai POCKET WATCH 3 DAYS ORO BIANCO - 50MM Ref. PAM00529
Panerai POCKET WATCH 3 DAYS ORO BIANCO - 50MM Ref. PAM00529
AED 242,007
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WINGOO WATCHES
160
IT
Vacheron Constantin Pocket Watch 59001
Vacheron Constantin Pocket Watch 59001
AED 18,672
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Watchcraft Shoppe Ltd.
CA
Dubied Chronometre 1930 Deco pocket watch hunting case 18k gold
Dubied Chronometre 1930 Deco pocket watch hunting case 18k gold
AED 3,766
Seller
Foto Camera
21
IT
Pocket watch Chatelaine / chain - ca. 1900
Pocket watch Chatelaine / chain - ca. 1900
AED 438
Estimated price
Seller
Catawiki BV
 
Patek Philippe Orologio da tasca a ripetizione 5 minuti
Patek Philippe Orologio da tasca a ripetizione 5 minuti
AED 78,915
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Private seller
 
IT
A. Lange & Söhne Vintage Pocket Watch Quarter Repeater 14k...
A. Lange & Söhne Vintage Pocket Watch Quarter Repeater 14k...
AED 135,165
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Bachmann & Scher
 
DE
Patek Philippe Pocket Watch Very Rare with Guilloched case...
Patek Philippe Pocket Watch Very Rare with Guilloched case...
AED 64,882
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Xupes.com
44
UK
Rolex 1528 Vintage 1940s 44mm Rolled Gold Luxurious Pocket...
Rolex 1528 Vintage 1940s 44mm Rolled Gold Luxurious Pocket...
AED 24,800
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GMTSKY
142
US
Patek Philippe Platinum Pocket watch diamond markers with...
Patek Philippe Platinum Pocket watch diamond markers with...
AED 39,211
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FeelGoodWatches, Inc.
 
US
Vacheron Constantin Pocket Watch 59003
Vacheron Constantin Pocket Watch 59003
AED 25,207
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Watchcraft Shoppe Ltd.
CA
Ingersoll IN9008WH Taschenuhr mit Handaufzug 54mm
Ingersoll IN9008WH Taschenuhr mit Handaufzug 54mm
AED 1,530
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Timeshop24.de Ltd.
2471
DE
Vacheron Constantin - Pocket Watch - circa 1905
Vacheron Constantin - Pocket Watch - circa 1905
AED 4,380
Estimated price
Seller
Catawiki BV
 
IWC BUND Ref. 135-19 Kal. 67
IWC BUND Ref. 135-19 Kal. 67
AED 7,892
Seller
Private seller
 
DE
Movado Stainless Steel 15 Jewels Pocket Watch Open Face Swiss
Movado Stainless Steel 15 Jewels Pocket Watch Open Face Swiss
AED 1,008
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Porcello Jewelers
 
US
Patek Philippe Vintage Lepine Pocket Chronograph Ref- 685 18k...
Patek Philippe Vintage Lepine Pocket Chronograph Ref- 685 18k...
AED 124,949
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Bachmann & Scher
 
DE
Longines Pocket Watch Longines 57gr Yellow Gold
Longines Pocket Watch Longines 57gr Yellow Gold
AED 11,264
Seller
Taleda
212
CH
Patek Philippe Pink Gold Grand Prix Paris 220963
Patek Philippe Pink Gold Grand Prix Paris 220963
AED 42,965
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MASTROLORENZI S.A.S DI MATTIA MASTROLORENZI & CO.
46
IT
Patek Philippe Men's Hunter Pocket Watches Ref.980R-001...
Patek Philippe Men's Hunter Pocket Watches Ref.980R-001...
AED 50,414
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FeelGoodWatches, Inc.
 
US
Patek Philippe Gubelin Worldtime Pocket Watch 18k Ref 605hu
Patek Philippe Gubelin Worldtime Pocket Watch 18k Ref 605hu
price on request
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Robert Maron, Inc.
US
Glashütte Original Assmann Taschenuhr Tula Silber 900/000
Glashütte Original Assmann Taschenuhr Tula Silber 900/000
AED 13,153
Seller
KLASSISCHE UHREN KRETZSCHMAR
5
DE
Molnija pocket watch 15 Jewels
Molnija pocket watch 15 Jewels
AED 329
Estimated price
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Catawiki BV
 
Movado Boon Chronometer
Movado Boon Chronometer
AED 2,188
Seller
Private seller
 
NL
Omega De Ville Taschenuhr - Gold 750 - Cal. 601 - um 1968
Omega De Ville Taschenuhr - Gold 750 - Cal. 601 - um 1968
AED 5,656
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wagener-gold International e.K.
593
DE
Jaeger-LeCoultre Savonette Minute Repeater with Four Bridges...
Jaeger-LeCoultre Savonette Minute Repeater with Four Bridges...
AED 28,497
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Bachmann & Scher
 
DE
Asprey Sterling Silver Open Face Minute Repeating Pocket Watch
Asprey Sterling Silver Open Face Minute Repeating Pocket Watch
AED 10,818
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
54
UK
Patek Philippe Pocket Watch
Patek Philippe Pocket Watch
AED 54,149
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Govberg Jewelers
119
US
Ingersoll IN9009RWH Taschenuhr mit Handaufzug 54mm
Ingersoll IN9009RWH Taschenuhr mit Handaufzug 54mm
AED 1,530
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Timeshop24.de Ltd.
2471
DE
IWC - Pocket Watch Savonnette Ref. IW541401
IWC - Pocket Watch Savonnette Ref. IW541401
AED 49,103
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WINGOO WATCHES
160
IT
Regent Skelett Taschenuhr mit Kette limited 50 St.
Regent Skelett Taschenuhr mit Kette limited 50 St.
AED 986
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Sabine Baumeister Internethandel
9
DE
Omega Savonette - men's pocket watchno. 4150899 - 1915s
Omega Savonette - men's pocket watchno. 4150899 - 1915s
AED 1,749
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Catawiki BV
 
A. Lange  & Söhne Glashütte, DUF Savonette Taschenuhr...
A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte, DUF Savonette Taschenuhr...
AED 13,153
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Private seller
 
DE
Omega Mans Pocket Watch
Omega Mans Pocket Watch
AED 3,398
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joseph-watches.com / Gisbert A. Joseph SLU
220
DE
A. Lange & Söhne , Vintage Pocket Watch Lepin, 1A Quality,...
A. Lange & Söhne , Vintage Pocket Watch Lepin, 1A Quality,...
AED 30,251
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Bachmann & Scher
 
DE
Patek Philippe 18K Solid Yellow Gold Pocket watch Tiffany...
Patek Philippe 18K Solid Yellow Gold Pocket watch Tiffany...
AED 22,220
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FeelGoodWatches, Inc.
 
US
Alpina Taschenuhr Savonette 14kt Gelbgold Handaufzug 51mm...
Alpina Taschenuhr Savonette 14kt Gelbgold Handaufzug 51mm...
AED 7,006
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Juwelier Ralf Häffner
313
DE
Vacheron Constantin 18k Yellow Gold White Enamel Dial Open...
Vacheron Constantin 18k Yellow Gold White Enamel Dial Open...
AED 16,828
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
54
UK
IWC Schaffhausen Taschenuhr
IWC Schaffhausen Taschenuhr
AED 7,409
Seller
Uhrenfaktor
41
DE
IWC Vintage Turler Pocket Watch 18k Yellow Gold Unisex
IWC Vintage Turler Pocket Watch 18k Yellow Gold Unisex
AED 14,400
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Xupes.com
44
UK
Omega pocket watch - Switzerland ,1900s
Omega pocket watch - Switzerland ,1900s
AED 1,644
Estimated price
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Catawiki BV
 
Franck Muller Conquistador Cortez
Franck Muller Conquistador Cortez
AED 55,290
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Private seller
 
UK
Omega Mans Pocket Watch
Omega Mans Pocket Watch
AED 3,179
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joseph-watches.com / Gisbert A. Joseph SLU
220
DE
H.Moser & Cie. H-Moser & Cie Antique Savonette Enamel...
H.Moser & Cie. H-Moser & Cie Antique Savonette Enamel...
AED 26,217
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Bachmann & Scher
 
DE
Vacheron Constantin Pocketwatch Vacheron & Constantin...
Vacheron Constantin Pocketwatch Vacheron & Constantin...
AED 16,702
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Taleda
212
CH
Jean Marcel 760.900.035
Jean Marcel 760.900.035
AED 1,363
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Watchcraft Shoppe Ltd.
CA
Chopard Platinum Silver Roman Dial Pocket Watch 3042
Chopard Platinum Silver Roman Dial Pocket Watch 3042
AED 18,029
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
54
UK
Taschenuhr Polet Russische Beobachtungsuhr Stahl Handaufzug...
Taschenuhr Polet Russische Beobachtungsuhr Stahl Handaufzug...
AED 5,257
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Juwelier Ralf Häffner
313
DE
Waltham P.s. Bartlett Silveroid Train Pocket Watch
Waltham P.s. Bartlett Silveroid Train Pocket Watch
AED 485
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Porcello Jewelers
 
US
Junghans – hand-wound chronometer – 1980s
Junghans – hand-wound chronometer – 1980s
AED 877
Estimated price
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Catawiki BV
 
A. Lange & Söhne Savonette Marke ALS, Kal. 43, Qualität...
A. Lange & Söhne Savonette Marke ALS, Kal. 43, Qualität...
AED 30,251
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Private seller
 
DE
Alpina Mans Pocket Watch Art Deco
Alpina Mans Pocket Watch Art Deco
AED 5,151
Seller
joseph-watches.com / Gisbert A. Joseph SLU
220
DE
Patek Philippe Lady Pocket Watch Savonette 18k Yellow Gold...
Patek Philippe Lady Pocket Watch Savonette 18k Yellow Gold...
AED 21,789
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Bachmann & Scher
 
DE

Pocket Watches: The Gentleman's Timepiece

Pocket watches have a large fan base. The timepieces range from cheap vintage models to extremely rare collector's pieces. World-famous manufacturers such as Patek Philippe have produced the most extraordinary pocket watches.

Highlights

  • Large variety of vintage pocket watches
  • Prices ranging from a few hundred euros to millions
  • New models with mechanical or quartz calibers
  • A. Lange & Söhne pocket watches are especially sought after by collectors
  • Available with a chronograph function, perpetual calendar, or minute repeater

Pocket Watches for Men and Women

Pocket watches have been beloved for centuries, especially amongst collectors and watch enthusiasts. Wristwatches almost made the pocket watch completely obsolete in the 20th century. Wearing a watch on your wrist is simply more comfortable for most people. Originally, it was predominantly men who used pocket watches. In order to not lose the watch, it was secured with a chain. There was a spring ring or clip at the end of the chain, which you could attach to a buttonhole. Men usually carried their pocket watches in their vest pockets , though they kept them in their pants or jacket pockets as well. Women often attached their pocket watches to a chain and wore them as necklaces.
Manufacturers such as Tissot, Regent, or Dugena continue to produce affordable pocket watches. These are powered by mechanical or quartz movements. The number of pre-owned pocket watches available is much larger. The most highly sought-after models are vintage watches from the German manufacturer A. Lange & Söhne. Patek Philippe, one of the most renowned watch manufacturers in the world, is known for their especially intricate pocket watches. The Graves Supercomplication and Calibre 89 were the most intricate pocket watches for decades.

Buying Advice

If you're searching for a pocket watch, you have the choice between countless models. Prices range from a few hundred to a few million euros for very rare, intricate models. Apprentice watches are particularly special watches. They were made by watchmaking apprentices towards the end of one's apprenticeship, making them "journeyman's pieces." Watches from the 19th or first half of the 20th century are extremely coveted amongst collectors. Since there is only one of each watch, they're extremely scarce, and you should accordingly plan to spend at least 30,000 euros for such a rare piece.
A less expensive entry into the world of pocket watches would be a model from Regent, Dugena, or Tissot. Pre-owned Tissot pocket watches cost less than 500 euros, although their gold watches can cost around 2,500 euros. All three manufacturers currently offer pocket watches in their portfolios. You can also find pre-owned pocket watches from the Swiss manufacturer Omega at affordable prices, sometimes for less than 200 euros. However, gold models can cost up to 4,000 euros.
Pre-owned pocket watches from the International Watch Company (IWC) can be purchased for around 800 euros. Gold models, however, are available for 25,000 euros. The prices for vintage pocket watches from Patek Philippe start at around 3,500 euros. However, there are also models that cost nearly one million euros. The Graves Supercomplication , a special order pocket watch for the American banker Henry Graves, Jr., sold at a Sotheby's auction in 2014 for 23.2 million Swiss francs (CHF), making it one of the most expensive watches in the world. The Patek Philippe 89 is slightly less expensive, although it's still one of the most intricate pocket watches ever produced. In 2009, it sold for around $5 million at an Antiquorum auction.

The History of Pocket Watches

Pocket watches have been around since the 15th century. The invention of the spring drive made pocket watches possible, as it enabled the entire watch movement to be miniaturized. Before then, large grandfather clocks were powered by weights attached to chains which wound the movement. The oldest known watch with a spring drive dates back to 1430 . It features a fusee, which equalized the uneven pull of the mainspring. This watch belonged to Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, and is on display at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (Germanic National Museum) in Nuremberg.
Peter Henlein, a locksmith from Nuremburg, was one of the first to use a spring drive together with an escape mechanism in a wearable watch. He was able to get the watch down to pocket watch size using this construction, and the shape of the timepiece resembled a can . One of these models is on display at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremburg. The German town of Nuremberg was the center of watchmaking in the 15th century. Historians know it as the "Silicon Valley of the Middle Ages" due to the many inventions made in the town.
These can-shaped watches, which were most likely carried in bags, eventually developed into wearable watches fashioned onto chains. Since the first portable watches still weren't very accurate, they only had an hour hand. This changed in the mid-17th century when better escapement systems were developed, resulting in portable watches with both hour and minute hands.
The majority of older pocket watches are unsigned, as adding company names and logos wasn't common practice until the 19th century. Sometimes you're only able to tell the origin of a watch based on its construction, design, or decorations.

Pocket Watch Cases

In the 16th century, pocket watch cases were often spherical or box-shaped. Over time, the case developed into the common flat design we know today.
Pocket watches are classified as either Savonnette or Lépine, an important distinction. The Lépine version is named for the French watchmaker Jean-Antoine Lépine. In this construction, the seconds display, winding stem, and crown are all in line with each other. Lépine pocket watches have no spring cover, and thanks to their construction, they're especially flat. This makes them well suited as tailcoat watches. Savonnette watches, on the other hand, have a spring cover protecting the dial and watchglass which can be opened by a push-piece. The term "Savonnette" comes from French and means "little bar of soap." Savonnette pocket watches have the seconds display at six o'clock, and the crown is on the side at three o'clock. This construction makes it easier to hold and use: You can hold the pocket watch in your right hand and use your thumbs to operate the spring cover push-piece and read the time.

Pocket Watch Cases

  • Lépine: Crown, winding stem, seconds hand in line with the winding stem, no spring cover
  • Savonnette: Seconds display at six o'clock, crown on the side, spring cover for protection

Intricate Pocket Watches

Pocket watches can do much more than just show the time. The most intricate pocket watches come from the Swiss manufacturers Patek Philippe, Breguet, and Vacheron Constantin.

The Graves Supercomplication: 24 Complications

With a total of 24 complications, the Graves Supercomplication held the record for the most intricate pocket watch for decades. It features a perpetual calendar , double chronograph for timing intervals, and astronomical displays . The watch shows the normal time, sidereal time, the sunrise and sunset time, and the starry sky over New York City.
The Graves Supercomplication was custom made for the New York banker Henry Graves, Jr. , a passionate watch collector and Patek Philippe fan. The American car manufacturer James Ward Packard was also a lover of rare Patek Philippe watches. Both men commissioned many watches from Patek Philippe with the goal of beating one another in acquiring the most intricate timepiece. The competition ended with Henry Graves, Jr.'s Graves Supercomplication. Originally commissioned in 1925, the watch was finally completed seven years later in 1932. It took a further 12 months for the watch to reach Graves. Since Packard died in 1928, he was unable to commission any more pocket watches. Therefore, it remains a mystery whether Patek could have made an even more intricate watch than the Graves Supercomplication in the early 1930s.

Patek Philippe's Calibre 89 with 33 Complications

Patek Philippe's Calibre 89 overtook the Graves Supercomplication as the most intricate watch in 1989. With a total of 33 complications, the Calibre 89 set a new record. Among its complications are a double chronograph, perpetual calendar , a moon phase and age display, and a second time zone display . There are also many astronomical displays on the back side of the watch. The pocket watch also has acoustic complications such as a grand and petite sonnerie, a minute repeater, and an alarm function. Patek Philippe only produced four Calibre 89 pocket watches.

Vacheron Constantin's 57 Complications

In 2015, the Swiss manufacturer Vacheron Constantin set a new record. Their pocket watch, reference number 57260, has 57 complications. Vacheron Constantin produced this watch for a wealthy, anonymous customer. The watch features many calendars: a Gregorian perpetual calendar, a Hebrew perpetual calendar, an astronomical calendar function, and a professional business calendar based on the ISO 8601 standard.

A Royal Pocket Watch: Breguet Marie Antoinette

The Breguet pocket watch Grande Complication No. 1160 is, like its predecessor the No. 160, a rarity. An unknown admirer of Marie Antoinette commissioned the watch in 1783 when Breguet was the purveyor to the royal French court. Marie Antoinette was known to be a fan of Breguet. The watch was meant to showcase the watchmaking know-how of the time, and gold was used in lieu of other metals when possible. The automatic watch features a perpetual calendar, minute repeater, and a power reserve display. It also displays the equation of time, the daily deviation between the true and mean solar times. The mean solar time is the time we use day in, day out. Breguet finished the watch in 1827, 44 years after it was commissioned. Marie Antoinette had already died 34 years earlier.
The No. 160 pocket watch was on display in a Jerusalem museum until 1983. It vanished without a trace and remained lost for 24 years, until it reappeared suddenly in 2007. Nicolas G. Hayek, the founder of the Swatch Group, commissioned Breguet to remake the No. 160 in 2004. Since the original was still missing at the time, the watchmakers had to reconstruct it using old drawings and reference documents.
Abraham-Louis Breguet was the founder of the manufacturer and is considered a genius master watchmaker. He is the inventor of the tourbillon, a complication which minimizes gravity-related deviations and ensures the watch runs precisely.