Today's offering showcase this scarce and mint Ebel / Paul Breguette chronometer. Ebel created the Paul Breguette brand for the U.S. market.
It's resemblance to a Rolex Datejust is difficult to miss: The case has the same style with a fluted gold bezel; the date wheel features a roulette alternating black and red date like early Datejusts; and the watch is powered by an automatic officially certified chronometer movement. The dial even has a similar design.
At 34mm, its diameter is the size of a Rolex Date watch and slightly smaller than a Datejust.
It is all original and in gorgeous condition.
This is the first such watch that we've owned. A scarce Paul Breguette that rivals a Datejust for about a third of the price.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
We acquired the watch with what appears to be its original J.B. Champion band which is being included in the sale. J.B. Champion bands were a high quality U.S. made band, that have a collector following in their own right. The condition matches that of that of the watch.
Brand: Paul Breguette
Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
Year built: 1960's
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Date
Designed for: Men
Case material: 14K gold
Case condition: Just short of mint
Case markings (outside): 14K
Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown) by 40mm long lug tip to tip
Hands: Original, gold
Bands: 1) Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn 2) Bracelet, appears to be its original J.B. Champion band
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.