1812 - Off-center dials

Off-center dials

Around 1812, Breguet introduced another major stylistic innovation in the form of his off-center or eccentric dials, in which the hour-circle was placed at the top or bottom of the dial or, more unusually, at the right or left. An innovation in which his son was almost certainly involved, and a field in which the latter was to demonstrate unequalled prowess after 1823. 

Breguet half-quarter-repeating watch with equation of time no.4691, constructed on the principles of the garde-temps. Sold on 13 October 1831 to Lord Seymour.