Non-Batman 6694?

Following up on Clement Ader and his bat-like airplane, I was reminded of an odd reference in the Antiquorum catalog from New York's March 2007 sale.  Lot 325 featured a round case Chronometre Royal in yellow gold with integrated bracelet.  The reference number was 6694!

Non-Batman 6694?

Alex, the case number was 419744 and movement 587525.  Is it possible to confirm with VC that this is indeed a ref. 6694?  If yes, this will be the third case variation of that reference; curved lugs, straight lugs and no lugs Non-Batman 6694?

Huston we have a problem....
10/07/2008 - 17:52
VC tells me that the case and movement numbers correspond to ref 6649 from 1966 but the case is definately not a 6649! The 6694 existed only with the specific lugs we know of. Other references with the 6694 case exist but the were renamed due to the integration of bracelets (click for larger view)
Thanks for this fantastic catalog photo!
10/07/2008 - 18:41
So Alex, does this picture show that the caseback may say 6694 but the model shown with bracelet would be known internally as a 6959, for example?  What does "Eggly" mean? The Antiquorum photo shows an unmodified case and bracelet.  I only assume they also obtained the reference number from inside the caseback...how did this occur? Lastly, we also have seen pictures of Victor's square lug 6694 Chronometre Royal but that doesn't appear in your photo....what is the story with this version? Sorry for all the questions but this stuff is absolutely fascinating
one possibility is that the case was changed but not the
10/07/2008 - 18:54
case back. A Regarding Victor's CR, I had already expressed surprise when he said that this model was a 6694 since it did not ressemble the one more commonly seen. VC tell me that ref 6649 was made in only one case shape (1 case shape = 1 reference). The only way of being sure 100% would be to have the case and movement numbers of Victor's watch. I don't know what Eggly means