Introducing: The Breguet Classique 7147 With An Enamel Dial (Live Pics & Pricing)
The Breguet Classique 7147 with veneer dial.
It’s very basic, truly. It’s the Clasique 7147 , directly down to the development, aside from the silver-plated guilloché dial with Roman numerals has been supplanted by a dial in brilliant white grand feu veneer with painted dark Breguet numerals, and a graceful moment track (a dial we have seen in other Breguet models before this one). There are not very many watchmakers I can think about that would bring such a watch into its customary creation line.
The most awesome aspect is that the dial is in one single piece, the lacquer successfully sinking down to follow a sub-dial at five o’clock for the little seconds work. The progress from dial to sub-dial is rich smooth. Fine subtleties, for example, the hand-painted fleur de lys hour markers and reference bullet minute track, are actually the thing Breguet ought to zero in on and where the brand can have a genuine effect in the watch space. This is custom through and through.
From the wearer’s viewpoint, the indented sub-dial is scarcely perceptible, if by any means, until you slant the watch.
Overall, the dial is simple on the eyes and a lot lighter than the one it replaces – however its beautiful futile comparing the benefits of grand feu plating and motor turning. Both are truly noteworthy, and the new Classique ought to be seen more as a development of Breguet’s way of thinking, not an update of it.
The extra-flimsy, fluted instance of the Classique 7147 suits this dial very well as well. The watch is fueled by a super slender development, normally. Type 502.3SD is a 12 lignes, 2.4mm-thick programmed development, fit for delivering as long as 45 hours of force save. It includes a free-sprung balance and an enemy of magnetic silicon balance spring, and is wonderfully designed. The off kilter rotor is especially striking and a decent update that this is a completely present day watch inside.
A perspective on Caliber 502.3SD, with its topsy turvy rotor.
Breguet will introduce this 40mm watch in both white gold and rose gold, and they will retail for $21,000 and $21,500, individually. Both will come on a gator calfskin lash with a gold pin clasp. This, in a more modest super slender Classique case, say perhaps a 38mm (which Breguet could totally do with this development) would be flawlessness. Would it be a lot to request a hardened steel case too?
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