The tradition of Breguet watches goes back to the time of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. Breguet developed self-winding watches, shock protection for balance pivots and watches, and gongs for watches that repeat. During the French Revolution, he escaped to Switzerland, but later went back to Paris and developed the first carriage clock, which was sold to Napoleon Bonaparte. Today, new Breguet watches are still in high demand by those who appreciate the highest quality in elegant timepieces.
One of the new models is the Breguet Classique Chronométrie 7727 Watch. This innovative new watch uses extremely high-frequency in a non-chronograph watch. Breguet strives to design watches that improve the performance of each of their collections. Most often, the mechanical energy used in a timepiece is less than 200 microwatts for the chronometers that work the most efficiently. This watch has been designed so that the power is approximately 800 microwatts. By using silicon, the higher frequency can be achieved. Silicon is used because components made from silicon are much more precise and of a lighter weight.
The Breguet Tradition 7047BR Tourbillon Watch is inspired by the watches originally designed by Abraham-Louis Breguet. This new model by Breguet is designed with three different movements that are all visible. This new model is designed in platinum and yellow gold. The case is 41 mm in diameter and is created in 18k rose gold. The caseband is finely ridged. The watch is water resistant in a depth of up to 30 meters. Options for watch dials are platinum-coated or black-coated, and are designed in platinum or 18k gold with Roman numerals.
Another of the new models of Breguet watches is the Breguet Heritage Phases de Lune Retrograde (Ref. 8660). This watch is somewhat different from other watches in the Breguet collection, and doesn’t have the traditional look of other Breguet watches. The watch ha a winding rotor on the inside that’s platinum, with a self winding calibre586L movement. Another interesting feature of this watch is that it has an indicator for hours and minutes on the dial which is created from mother-of-pearl. The case is rose gold with silver-plating in a frosted finish. The indicator at 1 o’clock also shows the phases of the moon. The case for the watch in this collection is available in rose gold with a gold bracelet, white gold with a leather strap, or white gold with a gold bracelet.