1970s Breguet Lady's Cushion Case Watch 18K YG "Cal. 839"

When it comes to the names that have shaped the landscape of watchmaking as we know it today, there are few that have been more influential than Abraham-Louis Breguet. Credited with numerous horological innovations ranging from multiple different automatic winding systems to even the tourbillon itself, Breguet left an indelible mark on the watchmaking industry and his eponymous brand is one of the oldest still in operation today, with a rich history that dates all the way back to 1775.

This ultra-thin, unique, and downright beautiful lady's Breguet wristwatch is a true work of art and comes from an interesting time within Breguets history. In the midst of the quartz crisis of the 70s, Breguet still maintained a high level of hand-finished manufacturing processes for their watches, unlike many of the other name-brand Swiss watchmakers, which resulted in very low production numbers for Breguet models across the board, especially for the brand's more obscure offerings. While very few examples of this model are known, and likely because very few were made, this is the best-preserved representation of this timepiece we have found. This model employs the in-house Breguet cal. 839 manual winding movement to execute the overall svelte design of the watch.

Stock # BGTC839
Brand Breguet
Style Cushion
Model N/A
Serial Nº297X
Size Women's
Material 18K Yellow Gold
Dial Champagne "Guilloche"
Millimeters 24x24
Bracelet 18K Yellow Gold Integrated Bracelet



The 18K yellow gold rounded-edge square case, or cushion case, is extremely well-preserved and retains deep hallmarks and crisp finishing throughout. The side of the case features the classic "coin edge" finishing that Breguet is known for. The case retains its original sapphire cabochon crown. The 18K yellow gold woven-link integrated bracelet is in excellent condition, exhibiting very minimal stretch. The size of the bracelet is adjustable within the clasp from 6 1/4 to 6 1/2 inches.


The original, ornate, and beautifully crafted champagne guilloche dial is virtually flawless, showing no age, oxidation, or damage. The Breguet-style hands feature a black enamel finish and create a touch of contrast to the watch and remain in perfect condition.


None. The service history is unknown and is ready for service. The service can be provided upon request at the time of service.