At the Sotheby’s New York auction house ‘Important Watches’ auction held yesterday, Duc d’Orléans Breguet Sympathique (the Duke of Orleans Breguet symphony clock) was sold for $ 6,802,500 $ 5 million **) set a new world record for clock auctions and the second highest price for watch auctions *.
Duc d’ Orléans Breguet Sympathique
This famous and very rare Sympathique sympathetic clock has helped to consolidate the reputation and status of French watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet, and was last auctioned at Sotheby’s ‘Masterpieces from the Time Museum’ in 1999 At the time, it sold for $ 5,777,500-a price that kept auction records for all clocks until yesterday’s auction.
* The current world record for all watches is also set at the 1999 “Masterpieces from the Time Museum” auction at Sotheby’s New York auction house, when Henry Graves Supercomplication was sold at a high price of $ 11,002,500.
** Estimation does not include buyer commission.