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ANTIQUES & collectibles

Antiques & Collectibles

A world auction record for a clock was set this month when The Duc d’Orléans Breguet Sympathique sold for $6.8 million at Sotheby’s Important Watches & Clocks Auction.

Made in 1835 by the French watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet and named for its patron, Ferdinand-Philippe, the duke of Orléans and son of France’s King Louis Philippe, the clock was purchased by a private museum.

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