As stated by Christie’s sale notes, it is not exactly known how many timepieces were commissioned by Henry Graves from Patek Philippe. The American collector ordered about 30 timepieces in all. According to watch experts, there are 15 known timepieces that belonged to Mr. Graves. The pocket watch sold at Christie’s auction became the 16th. The timepiece demonstrates an engraving of the Graves family crest and motto that says, “Esse Quam Videri -To Be Rather Than to Seem”.
The Breguet wristwatch was produced in 1997. It represents one of three complicated timepieces created by the brand to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Louis Breguet.
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