A 1930s Hermès Travel Timepiece, A 1970s S.T. Dupont Black Lacquer Lighter, And A 1920s Audemars Piguet Jumping Hour Fake Pocket Watch

This week, we are trying something new. We are taking a break from our regularly scheduled broadcast of vintage wristwatches to bring you a special selection of rare finds. You may remember the rare finds section of the HODINKEE Shop from when we launched it back in March. Well, today my friends, we have some really cool and fresh objects for you to shop, including vintage lighters, sterling silver flasks, and unusual travel clocks. Take a closer look.

1970s S.T. Dupont Black Lacquer Lighter

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S.T. Dupont is one of the most well-known lighter producers in the world. Based in Paris and founded in 1872, Dupont didn’t start making lighters until after 1914. The example we have here is black clad in black lacquer with gold tipping. It works perfectly and has the familiar clinking sound associated with these lighters. Click here for the full listing.Fake pocket watches for sale onlie.

1920s Audemars Piguet White Gold Jumping Hour Pocket Watch

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Next we have this incredible Audemars Piguet jumping hour luxury fake pocket watch in white gold. Not only is this watch beautiful (and fun!), but we were also able to get our friends at Audemars Piguet to check their archives: They confirmed that this watch was made in 1924 and sold in 1927 to Metric, a New York–based retailer.

1930s Hermès And Movado ‘Ermeto’ 8-Day Travel Desk Timepiece With Alarm

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This 8-day travel desk timepiece with alarm, aka the “Ermeto”, contains a movement made by Movado and was retailed by famed luxury maison Hermès. The sliding case is covered in black crocodile skin and the watch itself features a beautiful silvered dial. You can set the alarm on the hour, half-hour, or quarter-hour making it an ideal travel companion. Click here for the full listing.
But Wait, There’s More!

We have six other rare finds for you to discover, including a 1970s Cartier Santos Lighter, a 1960s Christian Dior silver-plated flask, a 1930s Macassar ebony and silver-plated cigarette box, a 1940s Longines single-button chronograph cheap replica pocket watch, a 1960s Citrine-colored glass bowl, 1970s Dupont and Hermès silver lighter, a 1970s French leather tray, and a 1930s Vacheron Constantin steel pocket watch with a sector dial.

INDUSTRY NEWS – Replica Breguet Historic Pocket Watch No. 5 on Tour in the UK

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Breguet N° 5 Reproduction Technical Specifications:
• Perpétuelle pocket watch
• “à toc” quarter repeater
Replica watches Breguet 18kt yellow gold
• Dial in silvered gold
• Guilloche dial engine-turned by hand
• Recessed seconds subdial
• Indicator of phases and age of the moon
• Roman numerals chapter ring engraved and painted black by hand
• Self-winding movement
• 60-hour power-reserve
• 6¾ lines
• Platinum oscillating weight
• 54mm diameter

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History of the Breguet N° 5
Sold on March 14, 1794, to Count Journiac-Saint-Meard for 3,600 francs, this exceptional timepiece was one of the early self-winding pocket watches. This revolutionary technique allowed the watch to wind and power itself using a platinum plate that oscillates.

The Breguet N° 5 is one of the world’s first automatic timepieces. Measuring at 54mm in diameter, it also featured a quarter-repeater (dumb repeater, striking against the case instead of gongs, constructed from principles of the garde-temps); gold case, silver engine-tuned dial with sunken subsidiary seconds; and 60-hour power-reserve indicator and phases of the moon.

These technologically advanced and expensive “perpétuelles” were owned by only a few members of the aristocracy, namely Queen Marie-Antoinette and the duc d’Orléans. This accomplishment (among many other innovations) contributed to establishing Breguet’s reputation as the finest watchmaker of all time.

Most of the first series of the famous perpétuelles were completed with a white enamel dial. Some of them were later returned to fake Breguet watches online to be fitted with a silver engine-turned guilloche dial which became more stylistically popular, and is still ever-present in many wristwatches today. This watch, however, was among the few which were sold directly with the silver hand-engraved dial.

The reproduction of the Breguet N° 5 is a true masterpiece of technological genius and enduring beauty that is now come back to life. Using traditional watchmaking techniques, it reflects the full range of talents and skills of the master horologist and craftsmen at cheap fake Manufacture Breguet watches.

Breguet N° 5 was purchased in April 2001 at Antiquorum’s auction in New York by former Breguet CEO Nicolas G. Hayek for 1,150,000 Swiss Francs.

Breguet sold some sixty units from 1787 to 1823, and we can assume (although we lack documentary records) that in the years between 1780 and 1787, he produced an estimated twenty or thirty units.