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.
The black brand numerals are accented with a poetic minute track, also seen in previous models. This dial is crafted in one single piece, and really showcases the enamel that has been placed effectively all the way down to the sub-dial at five o’clock with seemless transition. The name indicates ‘Great Fire’ and refers to the actual process which the dials are made. It is a very complicated process and quite time consuming. The process requires that the craftsman adds enamel substrate to the dial and then fire it in the oven until the desired effect is achieved. The base alone can take up to six or eight firings and the reason that dial is so rare in the watch making world. If a single mistake occurs during the firing the entire piece is scrapped and remade.
Introducing a timepiece so similar to the other one could be quite risky, but not for this watchmaker, being confident and clever is certainly their mark. The details that are so intricate on this piece, the hand-painted fleur de lys markers and the asterisk minute track are truly remarkable and a focus the brand should be proud of. Tradition is very indentifiable for the brand, and something that comes from the heart.
The time piece is designed with the extra-thin, fluted case of the original that really shows off the new dial, and of course is powered by the ultra-thin movement, Caliber 502.3SD and 2.4mm-thick automatic movement that holds 45 hours of power reserve. Featuring a free-sprung balance with an anti-magnetic silicon balance spring, and off-center rotor that captures the essence of perfection on the inside.
The Breguet Classique 7147 ‘Grand Feu’ Enamel Dial Watch is presented in 40mm white and rose gold, 6.1mm thin and adorned with various types of guilloche finishes. They are finished with an alligator leather strap and gold pin buckle. The white expresses purity, and the brand remains true to itself in overall horological expertise, so staying pure through and through. If you are looking for that perfect timepiece to accent casual or dressy, this piece is for you, ticking you through every moment.