The Modern Gentleman and the Breguet Classique Wristwatch

Operating for over 240 years, Breguet consistently reinvents itself through innovation and watchmaking of the highest distinction.

by 05 April 2018

This year, the brand’s Classique Extra-Plate 5157 displayed at 2018’s Baselworld, encompasses their timeless aesthetic that is the ultimate Breguet style. The new rose gold being the finest example. With a self-winding movement and silicon balance spring in a 5.45mm case in contrast with the delicate flutings - representative of A.-L. Breguet’s era.

Featuring their traditional “Clous de Paris” style silvered gold engine turned dial, this timepiece is devoted to mastery of watchmaking from the 16th century onwards, whereby each is hand-crafted according to ancestral methods. Much like its engine of yesteryear, this model is done too on a rose engine or a ‘straight-line’ engine and is undoubtedly an iconic symbol of a Breguet timepiece.

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The Classique Extra-Plate 5157 features a self-winding movement with silicon balance spring the watch is housed in a 5.45mm case, accompanied by elegant fluting. Furthermore Breguet's techincal mastery is all hand-crafted according to ancestral methods, that today are production secrets. The time is shown by traditional Breguet open-tipped blue steel hands, that dates back to 1783. After creating such a storm in watchmaking history, the term ‘Breguet hands’ is now a part of industry vocabulary.

To finish, the timepiece features the brand’s secret signature engraved on either side of the 12 o’clock numeral. A design A.-L- Breguet introduced when he realised his creations were being copied and today remains as a symbol of authenticity.  

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In prelude of this latest timepiece, Breguet have embarked on their Classic Tour - an event showcasing several masterpieces of the Classique line; representing excellence and remarkable tradition of the gentlemen. You can discover more at their Milan store on via Montenapoleone or on their website.

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