Breguet Acquires Clock Made for Bugatti Royale, Once the World’s Most Expensive Car

By Su Jia Xian

Breguet recently acquired for its museum a dashboard chronograph originally intended to be installed in the Bugatti Type 41 “Royale”, once the most expensive automobile in the world.


Delivered to Bugatti in 1932, the dash-mounted clock was one of nine such timepieces Breguet made for the French carmaker in the early 1930s and is now destined for the Breguet Museum. These were intended to be fitted to the centre of the steering wheel of the Bugatti Type 41, a monumental car best known as the “Royale”. More than 20 ft long, the Royale once held the record as the most expensive ever sold when one changed hands for over US$15 million.

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