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.
Enhanced with a technology that is mainly used in high-end music boxes, the Breguet Classique La Musicale 7800 Alarm Watch Plays Bach utilizing a patented musical mechanism. In place of the common cylinder, this patented mechanism has a disc with pins that alternately act on the 15 teeth on the comb-shaped keyboard.
If this innovative technology is not enough for any watch connoisseur, consider another innovative solution, the liquid metal membrane that helps to enhance the sound quality by amplifying the frequencies. The membrane allows for the timepiece to have the gold case-back with a number of openings set around the edge. This technology creates a Helmholtz resonance situation, without jeopardy to the water resistance of the timepiece. It is still waterproof up to 30 meters despite the cavities.
The Breguet Classique La Musicale 7800 Alarm Watch Plays Bach is also crafted with a silicon escapement with the Swiss straight line lever and a flat silicone balance spring. Incorporating 55 jewels and functions at the frequency of 28,800 vph. The heart of the timepiece is encased a round housing made from 18K red gold, and exquisite engraving of the musical score it plays on the side. The 48mm is a perfect size and only 16.3mm thick, allows for comfort with attractive esthetics.
Of course to complete such a elegant watch and present it in the proper fashion, the brand had to also use the innovation and creative design. The box is made of resonant wood that was supplied from the alpine spruce grown in the Risoud forest, located near the brand facilities in the Joux Valley. When the timepiece is nestled in the box and the melody is activated, the tune gets notably louder. A true collectors dream, this timepiece is exceptional in beauty and shares classical brilliance in the musical selection.