Breguet Video. Classique Grande Complication Minute Repeater
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Abraham-Louis Breguet invented the gong spring in 1783, the same year he designed the famous “Breguet hands”.
Around 1680, the leading horologists produced the first repeating watches. Since then, a number of watchmakers have contributed to the development of the repeater, improving its accuracy from the nearest quarter-hour to the nearest minute.
A.-L. Breguet was responsible for a decisive invention in the development of the repeater. Replacing the bells of the early repeaters with strip-steel gongs curved around the movement, he greatly reduced the size of the repeating watch while retaining a good quality of sound.
A.-L. Breguet’s gongs are still essential to repeaters, while metallurgical advances have considerably improved their sound. Building a minute repeater is the task of an experienced watchmaker. Along with a musical ear, it demands great manual dexterity. The slightest mistake can ruin hours of work.
The Classique « Grande Complication » Minute Repeater
The Classique « Grande Complication » Minute Repeater wristwatch comes in a 42mm 18-carat white gold case. Its hand-wound movement with minute repeater is entirely engraved by hand. Its splendid finishes can be admired through the sapphire-crystal caseback. The dial in silvered 18-carat gold has been hand-engraved on a rose engine. It bears the 24-hour indication at 3 o'clock and the running seconds at 9 o'clock.
The watch is also available in pink gold.
Breguet’s archives, kept in Switzerland and in Paris, record the developments that have sustained Breguet watchmaking for more than two centuries. The firm is committed to remaining ahead of its time with a flow of inventions and improvements.Find out more
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