Ettore Bugatti's personal watch / yellow gold grille on yellow gold bracelet No. 261.492, circa 1929
Original watch commissioned by the owner of the eponymous automobile brand Ettore Bugatti.
He offered these extremely rare watches to his best drivers and mechanics of the time as well as to his family.
All the watches were on leather straps, only the Ettore Bugatti watch has a yellow gold bracelet. This is the only "calender" watch designed with a bracelet integrated into the yellow gold case and not attached to it.
We will provide information on the different series produced and the correspondence of the serial numbers to the future purchaser, as well as a unique photograph of the watch in the Bugatti Royale.
- Case in yellow gold 750 thousandths in the shape of a typical Bugatti car radiator grille, red enamelled brand logo and stylised winding crown in the form of a
radiator cap at 12 o'clock, hinged case back, case interior lined with the same type of finish as the dashboard of the brand's racing cars.
of the brand's competition cars.
- Original silvered squared dial based on the model of the grill, painted Arabic numerals, Bréguet hands in blued steel.
- Single integrated bracelet in yellow gold 750 thousandths with milanaise mesh interlaced with white gold threads, adjustable jewel clasp.
Movement: Round hand-wound mechanical calibre, signed and numbered.
Dimensions: 22,5 x 34 (with crown) mm. Length of the bracelet : 19,5 cm
Condition: Good condition (Case attached) (Gross weight: 27.20 g)