Recently, a relatively new auction house based in New York City, Fortuna, held its two-day Summer Auctions of jewelry and its first-ever Important Watches auction. In two days, the auction total topped $2.1 million, with about a third of that coming from the watch auction.
The hot tickets of the night included a Rolex Daytona "Paul Newman" and a very impressive Breguet Tourbillon. The particular model that attracted attention is an 18-karat gold watch with white enamel dial with retrograde indications and off-set hour/minutes sub-dial at 12:00 to balance the tourbillon aperture at 6:00. The reverse side of the timepiece features a sapphire crystal that allows for viewing of the meticulously engraved gold plate.
Other notable Breguet watches included the Breguet Type XX pilot's watch, first created in the 1950s and a benchmark ever since for aviation timepieces, as well as the brand's flyback and calendar chronograph timepieces. Stop in any time to see our selection of fine Breguet watches.