Still in the Classique collection, Breguet is presenting another new model, the Classique 7787 Moon Phases watch. This timepiece is distinctive in that it can be worn equally well by men or women, since it comes in two sizes (39mm and 36mm in diameter). It is proposed in two versions, each of which has a dial that is hand-engraved on a rose engine, one in white gold, the other in 18-carat red gold. Two of the 18-carat red-gold models will also be available with a grand feu enamelled dial, including one version set with diamonds.
The Classique Moon Phases watch has central hour, minute and seconds hands, as well as two complications: a moon phase at 12 o'clock and a power-reserve indicator at 3 o'clock. The power reserve is displayed by an elongated hand, which lends legibility and elegance. From a technical standpoint, the watch contains the Breguet Calibre 591 DRL, a self-winding mechanical movement only 3.02 mm thick, making it the thinnest in its class. It has a double barrel, which gives it a 38-hour power reserve, as well as a silicon escapement and balance-spring. Silicon is a material with many advantages: it is extremely light for better shock resistance, non-magnetic, and does not require lubrication.
From a technical standpoint, Breguet is at the forefront of technological progress. In contrast, its aesthetic philosophy with regard to this watch is to remain as true as possible to the timepieces created by its founder, Abraham-Louis Breguet. The Arabic numerals on the enamelled version are those created by the illustrious watchmaker for his first watches and clocks. Slender, legible and elegant, they are so representative of his style that today they bear his name: Breguet numerals. In another tribute to an in-house tradition dating back to before 1790, this watch has minute markers made of minuscule stars, with the fractions of five minutes marked by stylised fleurs-de-lis. The power-reserve scale is decorated with small arrows, inspired by those adorning the dial of pocket watch no. 92, dating from 1785. The dials all have a solid-gold base and, depending on the version, are hand-engraved on a rose engine or decorated with enamel. All of the guilloché work is done by hand, making use of ancestral knowledge that has been handed down at Breguet for over two hundred years.
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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