Making amazing timepieces since around 1810, Breguet has designed watches with a seconds hand that starts and stops on demand, and also a unique timepiece that had a brilliant inking chronograph. The founder, Abraham-Louis earned the coveted honor of chronometer maker for the French Royal Navy, and of course, established the Marine collection.
As the collection has grown so have the design codes used for the intricate timepieces. The new Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527 Titanium Watch is the latest in the line and features a 42.3mm diameter case and a very distinctive bracelet lug. The design of the timepiece is remarkable with the fluting on the case band and wave decor that surrounds the crown, and the exquisite adornment of the large letter “B”. The case itself is water resistant to 100 meters/330 feet and has been crafted in three variations, two in gold and one titanium watch. The titanium version is well suited for the marine placement, because it is lightweight, and resists corrosion that can occur from the salty air and water.
Breguet has proven to be a brand that consistently reinvents itself. Through innovation and forward momentum, forging ahead for over 240 years the brand success showcases the heritage and determination that they stand for. The latest horological masterpiece, the Marine Equation Marchante 5887 was developed from this passion of excellence. The foundation of this timepiece is the impressive complications, but know that this model also symbolizes a new generation of Marine timepieces.
The brand that has masterfully crafted watch making stays true to excellence in the Breguet Classique 7147 ‘Grand Feu’ Enamel Dial Watch. Embracing the long history of exquisite beauty the brand didn’t stray from the original, it simply replaced the silver-plated guilloche with a radiant white that is just stricking.
This year Collection Breguet "La Tradition" celebrates ten years from the date of issue. In addition to the beautiful models Tradition 7097 Tradition Retrograde Seconds and 7087 Minute Repeater Tourbillon, Breguet presents no less elegant watches Tradition 7077 Chronographe Indépendant 7077. The white gold case with a diameter of 44 mm Model 7077 has two completely independent mechanisms (gear system, triggers and springs its two main functions - permanent timekeeping and chronograph movement). But the best is to have these watches lies in their detail.
Breguet watches have always been special. Firstly, their mechanical filling consistently outperform their peers in terms of caliber in technical development (the founder of the famous brand - Abraham Louis Breguet and his followers belong to a huge number of inventions, including the self-winding device, shockproof device, tourbillon). Secondly, the master manufactures its products always decorated with inimitable grace: worldwide known Arabic numerals with twisted tail, the arrow with the apple and branded guilloche dial watch.
While this is not a new timepiece, it is one of the most exquisite and lovely watches crafted by Breguet. The Classique Power Reserve 7137 collection really epitomizes what this brand is about. The heritage and designs that are created here have all been carefully planned out, and bring quality, reliability and aesthetic beauty with each timepiece.
The case on this timepiece has a coined-edge side and lugs that are quite simple, while it showcases a beautiful guilloche engraved dial. From the foundation of the brand, the pocket watch has provided a classic layout and design for the timepieces. The complications feature the moon phase indicator, the power reserve indicator, as well the mastery of the asymmetric and symmetrical well balanced dials. Certainly this 39mm wide timepiece is not large, it is a wonderful size for a dress watch, and the thin bezel allows it to be extremely wearable and legible.
When you think about timepiece collectors and amazing timepieces from 1965 you might think that it would be old news, but in fact the Breguet No. 1646 Diver Watch is just the opposite, it is a newly discovered vintage collectible from 1965 and making news here in 2014. A rare piece, there were only 60 pieces produced and the design is unique and extremely possible that there will be some modern updates coming for this remarkable watch.
A brand authentic timepiece like this is hard to find and while it took some of the design ideas from the Rolex Submariner; it has a tremendous amount of novel elements. The lume filled oversized hour markers are very attractive, the rotating bezel is perfectly sized and the case is actually very thin for a watch of this type. Featuring a screw-down caseback and crown it is water resistant and has a exquisite clean dial, with just the brand logo and date window.
The Breguet Classique La Musicale 7800 Alarm Watch Plays Bach, the song is Badinerie, part of the orchestral suite number 2 in B minor, the classical piece done by the master. The brand is named after a very prominent horologic innovator, Abraham Louis Breguet, who shared his passion for remarkable time pieces and excellence in design with the world. This piece is part of the Classique collection and was named for the musical complication combined with the dial rotation, which can also be used as an alarm indication, activated by a push of a button.
The timepiece offers a refine movement automatic Calibre 0900, operating at 4Hz and 45 hours of power reserve with the sound function, or 55 without. Almost invisible on the dial are the on/off indicator for the alarm, and while there is no running seconds hand, the centrally mounted alarm setting hand serves its purpose. The traditional pomme-style hands are featured in blued steel, and used for hours and minutes. Certainly the most unique feature on the timepiece and one that has to be seen to truly appreciate is the entire middle of the platinum-plated engraved dial spins when the music is playing, a full 20-25 seconds.
The Breguet Chronograph Type XXII captures the heritage and design brilliance of the brand. Launching an exquisite beauty in 18-carat rose gold, the unique timepiece still encases the brand chronograph movement complete with silicon escapement and the flat balance spring whose frequency has now been increased to 10 Hz. This remarkable movement increases the precision of an already impressive regulating power, now 1/20th of a second precise.