Breguet was founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet in Paris in 1775. Currently part of The Swatch Group, its timepieces are now (since 1976) produced in the Vallée de Joux in Switzerland. Breguet is one of the oldest surviving watch-making establishments and a pioneer of numerous watch-making technologies, such as the tourbillon, invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet. It also produced the first wrist watch in 1810. Breguet watches are often easily recognized for their coin-edge cases, guilloché dials and blue pomme hands.
Classique Phase De Lune Dame 9085
The daintily round Classique Phase de Lune Dame joined the Breguet collection in 2016. For Valentine’s Day 2018, the House is revisiting this exquisite model now attired in pink. The bezel of this 30 mm-diameter white gold timepieces is adorned with subtly graded shades of diamonds and pink sapphires, while the lugs are graced with a setting of pink sapphires at 6 o’clock and diamonds at 12 o’clock. The satin-finished alligator leather strap also appears in graded shades of pink. This delicate hue imbues the model with a softness and lightness reflected in the mother-of-pearl dial, whose white tones and iridescent shimmer endow it with cloud-like beauty. This resolutely romantic Classique 9085 naturally welcomes a moon phase appearing at 6 o’clock against a lacquered pink backdrop and periodically hidden from sight behind a pink mother-of-pearl heart.
Case in 950 platinum with delicately fluted caseband. Sapphire-crystal caseback. 43.9mm diameter. Water-resistant to 10 bar (100m). Blue dial in gold, engine-turned. Individually numbered and signed Breguet. Hours chapter with Roman numerals and luminescent dots. Breguet facetted hands in 18k gold with luminescent material. Running solar hand with facetted golden sun. Days of the week in an aperture between 10 and 11 o’clock. Months and leap-year cycle in an aperture between 1 and 2 o’clock. Retrograde dates indication on an arc running from 9 to 3 o’clock. Power reserve in an aperture between 7 and 9 o’clock. Self-winding movement with running equation of time, perpetual calendar, tourbillon and 80-hour power reserve, Cal. 581DPE. Numbered and signed Breguet. Small seconds and equation of time cam on the tourbillon axis. 16¾ lignes. 57 jewels. Silicon escapement wheel and inverted lateral lever with silicon pallets. Silicon balance spring. Balance frequency 4Hz. Adjusted in 6 positions. Alligator leather strap with gold folding clasp. Also available in 18k rose gold with dial in silvered gold and anthracite movement: Reference 5887BR/12/9WV
Reine de Naples 8928
Case in 18k rose gold, cambered ovoid with delicately fluted caseband. Bezel, dial flange and lug set with 139 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.255 ct). Crown set with a briolette diamond (approx. 0.26 ct). Sapphire-crystal caseback. Dimensions 33 x 24.95mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m). Dial in natural white mother-of-pearl. Individually numbered and signed Breguet. Hours chapter with Arabic Breguet numerals offset at 6 o’clock. Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel. Self-winding movement, Cal. 586/1. Numbered and signed Breguet. 63/4 lignes. 29 jewels. 38-hour power reserve. Inverted in-line lever escapement with silicon pallets. Balance spring in silicon. Balance frequency 3Hz. Adjusted in 6 positions. Satin strap with gold folding clasp set with 26 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.12 ct).
Tradition Dame 7038
Case in 18k rose gold with delicately fluted caseband. Bezel set with 68 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.895 ct). Sapphire-crystal caseback. 37mm diameter. Welded lugs with screw bars. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m). Dial in natural white mother-of-pearl, engine-turned and offset at 12 o'clock. Individually numbered and signed Breguet. Hours chapter with Arabic Breguet numerals. Breguet open-tipped hands in gold. Self-winding movement, Cal. 505SR. Numbered and signed Breguet. Retrograde seconds engraved on the movement face. 14½ lignes. 38 jewels. 50-hour power reserve. Inverted in-line lever escapement with silicon pallets. Breguet balance spring in silicon. Balance frequency 3Hz. Adjusted in 6 positions. Alligator leather strap with gold pin buckle set with 19 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.135 ct). Also available in white gold with Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial.