Breguet Classique 7787 Watch Hands-On

Breguet Classique 7787 Watch Hands-On

The Breguet Classique 7787 is a watch not numerous different brands could pull off calling “classique.” It has a silicon escapement and equilibrium spring and, all the more quickly obvious, a dial so everywhere, most customary makes would toss the plan and its originator out the second the primary portrayals were introduced. But then, in a Breguet, everything simply works, somehow.

I am a flat out fanatic of Breguet and, I’ll venture to such an extreme as to say, I accept each watch fan out there to be one as well – quite possibly not in a similar way. While I can seldom endure watch brands re-delivering their old stuff – in all honesty, I for one completely despise these Vacheron Historiques , for instance – Breguet is among the not many whose past is striking, intriguing, and peculiar enough, that practically they should simply continue honoring it. For a Breguet that by definition comes with elegant, yet incredible innovation, simply take a gander at the twofold equilibrium chronograph 7077 for one of the best current Breguet watches that represent everything a 21st century Breguet should.


All pictures by David Bredan

But not everything watches can (or ought to) have an open dial and different equilibrium wheels –some must be considerably more limited and rich, in the more customary importance of the last mentioned. That’s where the Breguet Classique 7787 comes into the picture.

The Classique 7787’s configuration was motivated by a unique Breguet pocket watch named No. 5 from 1794 (disclose to me that isn’t an extravagant sounding item name that went before its age by hundreds of years) and it comes in four varieties. The perfectionist luring 39mm wide instance of the 7787 is made only from white or rose gold and both of these cases are made accessible with an off-white grand feu finish dial, or one with some appropriately broad guilloché work. The one we’re seeing today is the white gold variant with the finish dial, the specific reference being Breguet Classique 7787BB/29/9V6.

Like so numerous other Breguet watches, the 7787 offsets its more modest width for certain unnervingly straight drags that are the perfect length – the planner figured out how to not make the hauls a compensatory component, something that by and large actually happens time and again on in any case fine looking cases. All things considered, the 7787 is a generally little watch by 21st century watch principles, yet it actually has enough presence to look rich – and not contrite. Most brands will in general battle extraordinarily either with regards to making these plans look extraordinary extended to over forty wide – that is only the idea of extents – or with tentative looking, dainty watches all things being equal. This Breguet is neither extended, nor hesitant. It’s pretty much right.


Breguet hands meet Breguet numerals on the dial and that without anyone else is a strong formula for progress. Simply these two components resemble the signature or a unique mark of a virtuoso. It is something that was made many years back and has been working in ideal concordance since. Credit to Breguet for not butchering the hands yet keeping them the appropriate length – public help announcement: hands should consistently arrive at their separate tracks, not point at them!

Things get chaotic when the other three signs enter the image – these eventual the seconds hand, the period of the moon show, and the force save sign. Unusually, I don’t mind this unorthodox format for a dress watch. Dress watches, and particularly the ones that follow the dress watch code as carefully as this one endeavors, are usually worn on horrid long days where everybody is wearing a similar kind of garments and shoes and watches and ties and talking a similar kind of address each other. I see today some way or another it’s hip to wear derby shoes with preparing shoe soles (a regurgitation initiating disrespect, as I would see it), so if you’re to play by the “business attire” rule book, you should select something that stays tasteful yet additionally puts a grin all over each once in a while.

Feel allowed to deviate, yet I discover some perkiness in this 7787. Maybe it is in how the roundabout closures of the primary hands conflict with the roundabout stabilizer of the seconds, with readability further prevented by the long “F U” power hold hand that extends awfully long across the dial. The whole presentation is a fun loving “so what?!” sort of thing to me – and before you were to crush your console in difference, let me quiet your nerves by saying: truly, Breguet makes a broad scope of boringly ideal varieties in the Classique line that get rid of this clutter.

However, as this little watch would look free from a totally custom-made sleeve, following a couple of long stretches of possession I can envision many will wish they had gone for the watch that had some good times component there on the dial, not simply the white plain of veneer to keep everybody upbeat by seeing you’re some portion of the pack, wearing an exhausting watch.

The power hold is doubly practical since, oddly enough, the Breguet Classique 7787 offers a measly 38 hours of force save. The Breguet 591 DRL type inside is a simple 11.5 lignes wide – that’s old watchmaker dialect for 25.9mm. At simply 39mm wide, we’re taking a gander at a moderately little watch with a considerably more modest development inside and that, shockingly, more often than not methods a somewhat short force hold. The pair of programmed winding and force save sign should help one keep their watch wound.

More from this century are the escapement and equilibrium spring, both created from silicon. The hairspring is a level one in silicon – for reasons unknown I’d actually favor the perspective on a Breguet overcoil, yet that truly is simply close to home inclination. By the by, the more modest development has one primary curing factor, and that’s the generally thin case profile it takes into account. At simply 10.2mm thick, the Breguet Classique 7787 might be a dress watch with the sub-40mm width to coordinate. At any rate it sits overall quite low on the wrist, even with the programmed winding, power hold, and period of the moon sign stuffed between its sapphire front and back.

The Breguet Classique 7787 is a created taste without a doubt yet, of course, that’s fine and dandy. Breguet makes an adequately wide scope of conventional dress watches, however once you’ve claimed those – or in the event that you can envision what it resembles to have a protected dress watch – you’ll most likely start to value the peculiar cool forms somewhat more. It is a watch that is a long way from amazing by customary principles, yet it doesn’t seem to have attempted to be in any case; and I kind of affection it for that. Last, yet not least, such particular plans are in accordance with a ton of the incomparable Abraham-Louis’ work too.

Price for the Breguet Classique 7787 in white gold with a beautiful grand feu lacquer dial is $30,200. breguet.com