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5,900 CHF

“King Farouk” Breguet, No. 1880/24071. Presentation watch specially made for King Farouk, circa 1935. Fine and rare, silver and yellow gold, keyless dress watch with the original presentation box with applied gilt crown. Four-body, “forme collier”, polished, yellow gold bezels and bow, the back cover engraved with the cipher of King Farouk beneath a crown. Hinged silver cuvette. Matte silver, black Arabic numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds, moiré center with signature cartouche. Black “Breguet” hands. 17’’’, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 17 jewels, counterpoised straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Dial and case signed, movement numbered. Diam. 46 mm. Presentation pocket watches in their original fitted boxes, specially made for King Farouk of Egypt. Notes King Farouk of Egypt Born in Cairo in 1920, Farouk was the son and successor of King Fouad. Since Farouk was under age when he acceded to the throne, a regency council was formed until his constitutional powers were handed over to him in July 1937. In July 1952, under the pressure of the army's revolution led by Mohammad Nagib (1901-1984), King Farouk was forced to abdicate the throne to his son Ahmad Fouad II who was then still a child (born 1952). Farouk left Egypt for Europe. He died in 1965 in Rome and was buried in Egypt. During his exile in Europe, Farouk became a well established collector, particul Read more…


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Date:
2006-11-12

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