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Four classic wholesale Breguet watches not to be missed

Few luxury watch brands have the Breguet of manufacturing pedigree. After all, it was founded in 1775 by Abraham-Louis Breguet, who is considered one of the greatest watchmakers of all time. His inventions and contributions to watches are impressive and changed the process of watchmaking as we know it. He not only invented Breguet balance spring, minute repeater gong and famous tourbillon mechanism and other mechanical devices, but also established many classic watch design elements, such as Breguet numbers and Breguet-style hands, which are still in use today. AL Breguet is also behind some of the most famous watches of all time, including the world’s first watch ordered by the Queen of Naples in 1810, and the famous “Marie-Antoinette” super-complex pocket watch that took 44 years to complete (AL Breguet has passed) has left when finished).

More than 240 years after Breguet was founded, the company continues to produce exquisite timepieces for the most discerning watch lovers. From classic timepieces to complex complications to sporty luxury watches, Breguet watches are among the best in the industry. Read on to learn about these four Breguet models that showcase brand diversity.

Breguet tradition 7057
Breguet’s Tradition series is a tribute to AL Breguet’s original works-especially his “Souscription watch”. The souscription (French for subscription) watch is a smart way for AL Breguet to raise funds. It requires the customer to pay a down payment to order the watch, and the balance expires after the watch is completed.

This Breguet Tradition 7057 uses a modern size 40 mm 18k white gold case with an elegant blue leather strap. The stunning open dial-together with the sapphire exhibit back cover-provides a clear view of the internal manual winding Breguet Calibre 507 DR1. There is also an off-center dial on the surface of the watch with hour and minute hands, as well as a power reserve indicator. The sub-dial includes obvious Breguet logos, such as a hand-engraved engine guilloche dial and blue Breguet-style hands.

Breguet Classique 3337
As the name suggests, the Breguet Classique series pays homage to classic aesthetics and watchmaking traditions, including a large number of horological complications.

This Breguet Classique 3337 has a refined 35.8 mm 18k gold case with delicate grooves on both sides. The dial is definitely a work of art, hand-decorated with the guilloche pattern applied by the rose engine-please note that there is not only one pattern, but also several patterns scattered around the dial. The balance of the dial includes a moon phase indicator, a day window, a date window, and an off-center subdial that displays hours and minutes.

Turn the watch over and you will see the beautifully decorated Breguet Calibre 502 automatic movement with a unique eccentric rotor.

Breguet XXI Type 3810
At the other end of classic and traditional formal watches, Breguet also produces aviation watches. The Type XXI series is inspired by the Breguet aviation watch produced for the French naval aviation in the 1950s.

As part of the current series, this Breguet XXI 3810 automatic movement is equipped with a flyback chronograph in its 42 mm steel case. The rotating bezel is engraved with Arabic numerals, while the dial includes three subdials for displaying the am/pm indicator, 12-hour totalizer and running seconds. There is also a date window at 6 o’clock. Emphasizing the retro charm of the watch is the combination of the brown dial and leather strap.

Breguet Nautical Chronograph
Breguet’s Marine series is another luxury sports watch series. Although nautical timepieces are suitable for modern tastes, they are inspired by precision timepieces produced by Breguet for the French Navy.

This Breguet Marine Chronograph 5827 is equipped with an 18k rose gold 42mm case and a solid 18k rose gold bracelet, blending sportiness and super luxury. The chocolate guilloche dial provides the background for the two subdials, the center hands and the date window. Powering the watch is the self-winding Breguet Calibre 583, which can be admired through the sapphire case back.

In addition, in order to increase versatility, this particular example is also equipped with two additional straps-a classic leather strap with an 18k rose gold folding clasp and a super sporty rubber strap.

The appeal of fake Breguet watches lies in their ability to showcase the design and technical sophistication of the company’s famous founder, while still maintaining a modern feel. These are truly timepieces that seamlessly blend the charm of the old world with modern expectations.

Breguet traditional tourbillon Fusée 7047

The sophisticated equipment with a long history is dressed in modern clothing and a clear Breguet style.

Tradition Tourbillon Fusée 7047 combines the clock inventions developed by master watchmakers and the fascinating fusée-and-chain transmission to show its soul in a surprisingly modern suit. Tourbillon Fusée was launched in 2010 and belongs to the Breguet Tradition series, inspired by the practical design guidelines of Breguet’s long-established subscription watches. The Tradition series does not hide the mechanism, but inverts the movement, so you can enjoy it on the dial side. In this case, we are studying two historically significant and interacting precision enhancement devices-the fuse chain transmission and the tourbillon-which are combined with modern titanium and silicon elements and shot peening on the dial. The surface of anthracite forms a sharp contrast. Almost an anachronism, the fusion of past and present makes the models in the Tradition series so unique.

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Fleeing to Switzerland in the turbulent years before the French Revolution, Abraham-Louis Breguet returned to Paris in 1795 and rebuilt his studio on the Island of Cité. Although he is known for the extremely complex timekeeping works designed by European royals and has already set foot in marine chronometers, Breguet came up with a completely new concept to attract a wider audience through his “montres de souscription” (subscription watch) Audience. In 1796, Breguet introduced a simple, robust and reliable single-hand pocket watch with a large diameter (61 mm). The symmetrical movement is characterized by a large central barrel, flanked by a gear train and a balance wheel. The simple enamel dial replicates the simple movement design and is the essence of sobriety and legibility. However, what is striking is that Breguet combines the hour and minute hands. Considering the large diameter of the pocket watch, there is enough space to draw detailed minute orbits with markers at five-minute intervals. The bezel and the back cover are hinged and can be easily opened to set the time and wind from the back cover, while the decorative guilloche pattern on the side of the case helps to grip.

Breguet even produced a brochure in 1797 to advertise this watch: “The price of the watch…will reach 600 livres; a quarter of the payment will be paid at the time of subscription; therefore, the manufacturing process does not There will be any delays, and the delivery will be in the order of order.” The collected money will be used to purchase parts to realize his innovative vision for the mass production line. If you want to know where the crowdfunding comes from, this is you Clues.

Traditional series
The Tradition series came out in 2005 and is reminiscent of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s subscription watches-slightly different. The idea is to display elements of the original architecture and movement mechanism on the dial side, including Breguet’s iconic splint. In most Tradition models, the mainspring is located in the center, flanked by the gear train and the balance wheel. Other common features of the Tradition series are the grooved case band, welded lugs, Breguet blued steel hands and guilloche dials, which are the hallmarks of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s invention. If you want to learn more about the unique logo of Breguet watches, please don’t miss the operation of our video with AL Breguet’s immediate descendants and Vice President of Heritage and Marketing Emmanuel Breguet and Vice President Nakis Karapatis.

Breguet Tradition 7097 Replica Watch 7097BB/GY/9WU

So far, the Breguet Tradition series has always had a variety of models: manual winding (7057); Greenwich Mean Time (7067); automatic retrograde seconds (7097); chronograph (7077); what we introduce in this article Tourbillon Fusée-and-Chain (7047); and automatic retrograde date (7597).

Before looking at the fascinating mechanism, it may be the moment when the homestead is its indication. Although it is also available in 18k rose gold, our model here is a 950 platinum version with a pure gold silver-plated dial and an anthracite movement. Like other cases of traditional collection, the round case has been welded directly with screw rod ears. It measures 41mm span with 15.95mm height and is polished throughout. Unlike some other models in the traditional lineup, however, the barrel is not centered and is placed at 10 o’clock on the dial. The highlight of this model is the spectacular tourbillon mechanism, combined with the fuse link transmission on the right side of the dial. The hour and minute dial is eccentric at 7 o’clock and the power reserve indicator is at 9 o’clock. The narrow bezel and tall box crystal allow for an impressive panoramic view of the dial, and you can appreciate how the tourbillon splint and dial mechanics rise above the almost grazing sapphire crystal.

The background of the mechanical features on the dial is an anthracite gray alloy, and the surface is frosted and sandblasted, giving a surprisingly modern and dark appearance. It is firmly fixed in place by a fan-shaped splint, which echoes the splint used on an antique Breguet pocket watch. The barrel drum (equipped with two mainsprings and a power reserve of 50 hours) has a non-external scale at 10 o’clock. Ordinary lever. This unique power reserve indicator is located directly on the barrel drum, has a deceleration differential system, and has applied for a patent.

Tourbillon and fuse link transmission
Although the fuse link transmission is not among the inventions of Abraham-Louis Breguet, when combined with a tourbillon, the movement’s frequency regularity is optimized. By ensuring constant torque, fusée’s differential gear transmits a continuous flow of energy to the movement. The problem with the power generated by the mainspring is that when it is fully tensioned, it is very high, but when it is loosened, it loses power, resulting in fluctuations in accuracy. The Fusée-and-chain transmission balances the weakening force of the mainspring to ensure that the movement receives a continuous supply of energy to obtain a more accurate speed. swiss watches for sale

To give you an idea of ​​how long the device has been around, in Dominique Fléchon’s erudite masterpiece “The Mastery of Time”, there is a picture by Leonardo da Vinci (Leonardo da Vinci). ) A picture of a conical fusée designed between 1490 and 1500. As Xavier Markl wrote in his article on the constant force dilemma in watchmaking: “The fusée consists of a tapered pulley connected to a chain coiled on the barrel. The fusée has a device for receiving the chain. Spiral. As the circumference of the thread increases, the reducing force of the mainspring is compensated (much like a bicycle transmission). When the mainspring is released, the chain rolls on the barrel and rolls off the fuse. The increased lever of the fusée compensates for the weakened torque of the barrel. The Fusée-and-chain mechanism is complex to manufacture and difficult to adjust, so it is quite expensive… and they also require a lot of space.” From the side, the fusée is like a cone. The pyramid, the chain, if you can untie it, it looks very similar to a bicycle chain!

Perhaps most people’s invention related to Abraham-Louis Breguet is the tourbillon regulator, which he patented in 1801. Breguet’s design aims to solve the problem of gravity that affects the regularity of movement. Breguet’s idea is to install the escapement in a moving bracket and perform one rotation per minute. The one-minute tourbillon of this model 7047 is placed at 1 o’clock. The barette, upper bridge and bracket are all taken from the earliest sketches of Abraham-Louis Breguet. The large-scale 17 mm titanium tourbillon frame and 13 mm titanium balance wheel are fixed by a titanium hollow brushed splint, sandwiched with diamonds and gems. Another Breguet invention was the Breguet balance spring, or Breguet overcoil, in 1795. Breguet was determined to improve Huygens’ flat hairspring in 1675, by raising the last coil in the hairspring and reducing its curvature to become concentric in form. Moving forward for more than two centuries, the Breguet brand has added lighter, more flexible, anti-magnetic, corrosion-resistant and lubrication-free silicon components to the escape wheel and lever.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – BREGUET TRADITION TOURBILLON FUSÉE 7047

Case: 41mm diameter x 15.95mm height – 950 platinum, polished – fluted caseband – rounded horns welded to case with screw pins – sapphire caseback and domed sapphire crystal over dial – 30m water-resistant

Dial: anthracite grey shot-blasted background – tourbillon at 1 o’clock – fusée-and-chain transmission at 5 o’clock – barrel with power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock – silvered 18k gold dial hand-engraved on rose engine at 7 o’clock with Roman numerals, individually numbered and signed, open-tipped Breguet hands in blued-steel

Movement: calibre 569 – manual-winding with tourbillon regulator – 542 components -2.5Hz frequency – 50h power reserve with power reserve indication on barrel drum – straight-line lever escapement – Breguet balance in titanium with 4 gold adjustment screws- Breguet balance spring in silicon – constant force delivered by fusée-and-chain transmission

Reference: 7047PT/11/9ZU

Breguet XX Aviation 3800ST

They don’t tell you the chronograph

For Fake Cheap watches lovers, there is nothing better than a sophisticated and precise chronograph. You can put all tourbillons or perpetual calendars on the table, but nothing, I mean, nothing can compare to the grandeur of a neat, neat chronograph. Chronographs have always been a ritual for modern watchmakers. You need someone who calls yourself a watchmaker. Today, it has become “the most popular watch complication in the world.” To be honest, this is not just a complication. The chronograph itself has become a separate type.

The most charming modern chronograph
The chronograph has a certain charm. Simply pressing the button of the stopwatch is usually the most enjoyable experience. Perhaps only watch enthusiasts can understand the real joy of seeing the second hand to mark the time and then flying back to the starting point with the click of a button. That being said, in this blog, I will choose the three most interesting and atypical chronographs that the modern watch industry has witnessed but haven’t talked about much.

Breguet XX Aviation 3800ST
The relationship between Breguet and aviation is ancient. After the Second World War in the 1950s, the French Naval Aviation Commander Aerospace Agency commissioned various watchmakers to manufacture “Bourget” and other “type 20 pilot” chronographs. For those who don’t know, the Type 20 pilot watch is an important part of cockpit culture. These watches must be large and clear, they must have a power reserve of more than 35 hours, and they must be accurate to 8 seconds per day. The XX series did not appear before the 1990s. At that time, Breguet introduced an automatic chronograph with a flyback function. One of these references in 3800ST Aeronavale. This timepiece is indeed a spectacle worth seeing. It has no date and is 39 mm wide. Stainless steel case On the other hand, it has a 0-60 rotating bezel and a screw-in crown. The dial is black with Arabic numerals hour markers with luminous function. Replica discount swiss watches

Perfect Breguet Tradition Watches

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This year, Breguet has added a new work to the Tradition series-the Tradition series 7597 date retrograde watch. Tradition handed down series is inspired by Breguet’s historical timepiece subscription reservation pocket watch in 1796. With simple and elegant style, Breguet’s classic aesthetic design, and unobstructed movement structure, Tradition handed down series presents unique charm. (Watch model: 7597BB/G1/9WU)

This new Tradition handed down series 7597 date retrograde watch is made of 18K white gold. The side of the case is decorated with Breguet’s classic coin pattern, which adds to the exquisiteness of the watch, and can also increase the surface. The degree of friction. The thin bezel expands the display space of the dial and enhances legibility.

The crown on one side of the watch is engraved with Breguet’s brand logo “B”, and the surrounding is non-slip texture design, which is convenient for the wearer to grasp and adjust the time.

The dial presents a symmetrical layout, highlighting the aesthetic concept of the fake Breguet brand. The off-centre hour and minute display plate is located at the 12 o’clock position of the dial, decorated with the Paris nail pattern, adding a delicate charm to the watch, complementing the blued steel Breguet hands and Roman numeral hour markers. The lower part of the dial presents the precise mechanical structure of the movement. The balance wheel (located at 4 o’clock) and the center wheel (located at 8 o’clock) form a symmetrical layout.

The retrograde date display is located between 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock. The arc-shaped pointer indicating the date adopts a multi-level design and moves on a vertical plane. When the pointer moves to the last day of each month, it can instantly jump to the first day of the next month.

The arc-shaped pointer used to indicate the date is presented in a multi-level design, and it is drawn across the sophisticated mechanical structure, which is quite lively and interesting. The balance wheel is equipped with the famous “parachute” shock absorber (Pare-chute), which was invented by Mr. Breguet in 1790 and is the pioneer of all shock absorbers today. In 2005, the Tradition series was born, and the “parachute” shock absorber (Pare-chute) re-entered people’s sight. https://www.moonphase-watch.com/category/breguet/

The watch is equipped with a blue crocodile leather strap, elegant and generous, showing a gentleman’s demeanor.

The strap has a white gold folding clasp.

The movement is equipped with a 505Q self-winding movement. The movement is sandblasted and equipped with Breguet’s multiple technologies: “parachute” (pare-chute) shock absorber, reverse linear lever escapement, silicon The pallet fork, silicon Breguet hairspring, etc., have a power reserve of 50 hours. The gold oscillating weight of the movement is very special, and its design is derived from the famous movement in history.

When the precision machinery beating between square inches, exquisite, charming and ingenious, it interprets the elegant and avant-garde design concept, let us have to sigh, Breguet’s outstanding strength in watchmaking.

Breguet Marine Royale Alarm 5847

While pretty awesome to behold (especially in size) and pretty in design, the Breguet Marine Royale 5847 replica watch for 2010 is an ergonomic mistake. It looks cool on the wrist – making you feel like some sort of well-to-do space pirate captain, but the legibility and use of the watch are pretty whacked. I’ve never much bought into the whole Breguet Marine line. Is it supposed to be a true diver? Just dive style? Dive anything? I mean it is called the “Marine,” and does have an available rubber strap, 300 meters of water resistance, and rotating diver’s bezel. Then again, it does have the “Royale” name. So maybe this is just a watch meant for yachting. Regardless of the style or actual theme of the watch, it does have a sort of handsome grace. Confused maybe, but still handsome. You have to like the design of the rotating bezel and the out minute marker chapter ring.
New for 2010 is the Breguet Marine Royale Alarm 5847 (5847BB/12/BZ0). Not the first alarm for the line, but perhaps more “alarming.” The watch is big too. Almost massive for Breguet standards at 45mm wide. This with the thickness of the case make it feel like a big chuck or metal on your wrist. Heavy is good, but the watch really does have a particular “chunky” quality to it. Case material is 18k white gold (or 18k rose gold), and available with two dial colors.
There are a few peculiar pushers and levers on the side of the case. It looks intimidating are first glance. One of the things (near the crown) is a lever that locks the bezel into place to prevent it from moving. An odd looking wave pusher on the other side of the case is used for cycling through the alarm functions (on or off mainly). I do quite like the “wave” style engrave automatic rotor in the rear of the watch. That is part of the entire Marine collection, and I enjoy it. The more you look at the case style and the dial of course, you tend to feel that the watch is “imperial” in theme. Sure Breguet is popular in countries that have had some degree of “empire” in their history (or present), but the watch does feel a welcome accessory to your political war machine.
Breguet gives the watch an 18k silvered gold dial (or in rhodium black) that is deeply engraved with a number of guilloche patterns. The light blue elements for the alarm ring are a nice touch, and most of the elements on the dial are applied. Without having to read the dial, it looks really pleasant. And now starts the confusion. I’ve mentioned that watch is an alarm. Mechanical it works well enough. Use one of the crowns on the right side of the case to set the blue tipped alarm hand, and then use the “wave” pusher to make sure the alarm is on or off. The sound is about as good as you can get from a mechanical alarm in a case of this size and design. Meaning it is not very loud – though most aren’t really. The dial has a separate power reserve indicator for the alarm (though none for the rest of the functions). So you can be sure it has enough power. That indicator is not exactly a breeze to read. In bad light, forget about seeing the little hand in it. Worse is the tiny window for the alarm function indicator. The actual disc is so deep into the movement it is like looking into a pin hole. Without the right light or angle, you have basically no way of knowing whether the alarm is on or off. I doubt that many people who have this watch are going to use the alarm much. On the dark dialed version of the watch all these legibility and ergonomic problems are compounded.
I would love to say that reading the time is any better. Traditional Breguet Pomme hands are nice, but they are too thin here and blend in with the dial. Trust me, in the wrong light, you may as well check your phone or ask someone else for the time. There is lume on the 18k gold hands, but just a little dot for the minute hand, and a super small sliver on the hour hand. This is all form over function, and I never expected that from Breguet. I am sure that the lume on the dial is better. Overall I wish that Breguet would have planned out the dial better, it really destroys what otherwise could have been a kick-ass watch.
Movement wise the Breguet Marine Royale Alarm has an automatic Breguet Caliber 519R. Nice 18k white gold rotor that I discussed above, and a 45 hour power reserve. In addition to the time and alarm, it has a date complication as well. The finishing and decoration on the movement is nicely done – though that is to be expect from Breguet. So in the end, as a Breguet “looking” watch the 2010 Breguet Marine Royale Alarm replica doesn’t disappoint, nor does it as a luxury watch. But as a tool that is actually meant to be useful (at least to tell the time), it is lacking. And in Breguet’s defense, it is by no means the only luxury watch that makes these mistakes. Maybe next year Breguet will do better.

breguet marine royale alarm replica

The Breguet Marine Royale replica watch I’m reviewing today may be the Breguet Marine Royale Alarm model reference # 5847. This watch was launched this year and isn’t your typical fake Breguet timepiece, for an organization we know of for releasing classic, conservative pieces this model strays in the typical choices that Breguet is renowned for.
Marine Royale alarm wristwatch in 18-carat rose gold. Self-winding movement with date. Alarm power-reserve indicator. Self-winding alarm on/off indicator. Rose-gilded gold dial, hand-engraved on a rose engine. Sapphire caseback. Screw-locked crown. Water-resistant to 30 bar ( 300 m ). Diameter : 45 mm. Available with gold bracelet
Breguet recently launched the Marine Royal Alarm Ref. 5847, which features a twin barrel movement – one for timekeeping and one for the alarm. Both barrels are wound by a single crown. The case is 45mm and is available in pink or white gold. The Marine Royal Alarm features a unidirectional bezel inscribed with a graduated 20-minute sector.
Breguet recently launched the Marine Royal Alarm Ref. 5847, which features a twin barrel movement – one for timekeeping and one for the alarm.Both barrels are wound by a single crown. The case is 45mm and is available in pink or white gold. The Marine Royal Alarm features a unidirectional bezel inscribed with a graduated 20-minute sector.
Breguet Marine Royal Rubber Stainless Steel Men’s Watch 5847BB/12/5ZV, 18kt white gold case with a rubber strap. Breguet Marine features an alarm function. Fixed bezel. Silver dial with rose gold-tone hands and index hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Roman Numerals at t each five minute interval. Date display at the 6 o’clock
A Diver’s Replica Watch with Alarm Mechanism. The Breguet Marine Royale ref. 5847BR/Z2/5ZV is a massive timepiece with an 18K rose gold case featuring an automatic movement with an alarm mechanism and a sporty rubber strap. The case measuring 45mm in diameter and 17.45mm in thickness is very solid, masculine and crafted like a tank.
With the Breguet Marine Royale 5847 replica watch — part of its boutique-only Les Exclusifs de Breguet collection — the Swiss watch brand founded by watchmaking pioneer Abraham-Louis Breguet has created not only a distinctive sport-luxury timepiece with a mechanical alarm, but one that could actually prove useful for divers.
AAA fake Breguet Marine Chronograph 42.3mm Mens Watch Replica Some official Information of Breguet Marine 5527BR/12/5WV Condition New/Unworn Case Shape Round Case Dimensions 42.3mm Case Thickness 13.85mm Case Material 18kt Rose Gold Dial Color Silver Crystal Scratch Resistant Sapphire Screw-in Crown Yes Water Resistance 100m/330ft Case Back Transparent Band Material
Since the Swatch Group’s premiere prestige brand, Breguet Replica watches already had a bracelet for the Marine (read Ariel’s hands-on beliefs of the grey-dialed titanium variant right here), and three of these references were available cased in white or pink stone, but they were also only available on leather or rubber straps.
Overall, the Breguet Marine Chronograph Replica is really a well-crafted and highly engineered masterpiece that isn’t only highly functional, but additionally aesthetically astute. Particularly, its mixture of both refined finishing and industrial like functionality creates a pleasing amalgamation that’s unusual but incredibly fascinating.
What matters most in this Breguet Marine 5547 is its alarm function, executed by the calibre 519/F1 – a joint development by Lemania and Frédéric Piguet. This automatic movement features two barrels, both wound simultaneously via the crown or the unidirectional automatic mechanism.

Breguet Classique Double Tourbillon 5345 Quai de L’Horloge

In 1801, Abraham-Louis Breguet patented a device he called the tourbillon. He didn’t know it at the time, but he had both found a solution to the problem created by the effects of gravity on the rate of a pocket watch and invented one of the most fascinating elements of horology. The tourbillon has become one of modern luxury watchmaking’s most prized possessions.

Breguet’s tourbillon idea was simple: rotate the escapement around its own axis to cancel out the negative effects of gravity disturbing the rate by averaging the errors. This was novel for the time because most of the era’s best watchmakers were attempting to correct the problem mechanically. Breguet – thinking inside the cage, as it were – decided to cheat physics instead. Simple, effective, and genius.

During his lifetime, Breguet created 26 watches outfitted with tourbillons, each one different from the one before it; some of them contained the same base escapement, but no two were completely alike. And unlike the chronometer escapement in serious use at the time, Breguet did not invent a special escapement with a tourbillon: he enveloped his existing escapement in a rotating cage (the actual tourbillon) secured to the movement.

Ever since, Breguet traditional tourbillon replica has been known as the one-minute tourbillon, named for the time it takes for the tourbillon carriage to complete one full rotation.

Another of Breguet’s many talents was self-marketing, and marketing plays an extremely important part in both Breguet’s past and present. In 1999, Breguet was taken over by the Swatch Group. Nicolas G. Hayek, the late co-founder of the group, chairman of the board, and Breguet’s CEO, was the consummate marketer in the modern watch industry. It seems like it should only be fate for him to have been the one to acquire this brand.

“In 1987, Breguet was sold to a private group of investors, who then sold the company to the Swatch Group in 1999. Breguet at that time was practically almost totally forgotten,” Hayek revealed to me in an interview in 2005.
Hayek did more than just revive the name of watchmaking’s most famous and important son when he bought Breguet; he also revived the concept of the tourbillon, which, hard to believe as it may be in the modern mechanical era we have entered, also lay fairly dormant until then.

Breguet invented the tourbillon in 1801 as a way to improve the rate of pocket watches hampered by the effects of gravity. Contrary to wristwatches, pocket watches stand straight up and stationary in a pocket. Unable to move around as wristwatches do on the wrists of their owners, gravity took its toll on their accuracy, a status quo that the tourbillon was created to cheat.

It stands to reason, then, that tourbillons are actually moot in a wristwatch. Perhaps, however, that does not diminish the genius that goes into conceiving them and the nimble fingers and clever eyes needed to construct and regulate them. Today’s slew of astute watchmakers follow in the footsteps of Glashütte’s Alfred Helwig, reconstructing and improving upon what is accepted through and through as being the highest order of “complication” (to some) or escapement style (to others) in haute horlogerie.

This slew of watchmakers and the clever marketers running luxury brands have now recognized something that Hayek was already able to see in 1999: the tourbillon could be used as the ultimate luxury marketing tool. Although its actual purpose is moot, anyone even remotely connected to the watch industry can see the craftmanship that goes into the making of a tourbillon. And, above and beyond that, it just plain looks cool to have the escapement spotlighted and turning its one-minute revolutions visibly on the dial. No wonder that the tourbillon has attained the degree of popularity that it has.
In 2006, Breguet introduced the Classique 5347 Grande Complication Double Rotating Tourbillon. Placed in Breguet’s Classique collection, this is a stunning watch featuring two separate tourbillons – but that isn’t all: the hour wheel moves a plate that makes a rotation once every twelve hours, taking the hour hand (and everything else) with it.

This watch earned the innovative company three new patents. Only 20 pieces were made in the first year, with more editions in varying case metals and beautiful dial interpretations following.
The year 2020 marks the next installment in the Double Tourbillon chapter: the Breguet Classique Double Tourbillon 5345 Quai de l’Horloge, which pays tribute to both this fascinating timepiece and the ingenuity of A-L Breguet’s tourbillon.
You’d be forgiven if you thought this might be the same watch just dressed a little differently, but there are some real differences between the previous pieces and this one, though the changes are mainly aesthetic.

Front first: this is the first version of the Breguet Classique Double Tourbillon to be completely open on the dial side, revealing the incredible beauty of the double tourbillon and other mechanics usually hidden below (an admittedly beautiful) dial. And this reveals another of the big changes here: all the components of this updated movement that were possible to make in gold have now been made in gold.
It is fascinating to watch the two one-minute tourbillons in motion. They are connected by a central differential gear made of steel – a material needed for its extreme rigidity here. The entirety of the movement on its base plate makes one full revolution in twelve hours (one might also argue that this in itself is yet another tourbillon).

Forming two counterpoints to the tourbillons, and creating a very satisfying symmetry, the serially operating twin spring barrels provide 50 hours’ worth of power reserve. Each of the barrels features new anthracite-colored steel bridges, which are openworked and painstakingly hand polished (including several famed, extremely difficult internal angles) in the form of the Breguet “B.”
Speaking of winding, the crown is outfitted with torque limitation by employing a dynamometric security system designed to prevent excessive winding of the dual mainsprings.

The monochrome cacophony of components punctuated by the ruby red of 81 bearing jewels and the blued steel of the hour and minute hands – the hour hand moving along on a fixed route thanks to its hour wheel, which revolves the plate – rest against the beautiful backdrop of a new guilloche pattern on the base plate.
The entirety of this 738-component opus is crafted using only traditional materials; there is no sign here of the silicon escapement and balance that Breguet has been favoring of late, preferring the mechanical hearts to jibe with tradition: the two tourbillons’ steel balance springs with their iconic Breguet overcoil terminal curves revolve within traditionally black-polished steel tourbillon cages 12.8 mm in diameter. A steel escape wheel with 15 teeth portions energy from the gear train into time.
A sapphire crystal ring engraved with Roman numerals and minute markers filled in blue encircles the movement to provide some reference as it’s all too easy to get lost in the depths of the extreme beauty of this visible movement.
The case is monumental: 16.8 mm is quite a height, but some of it comes from the relatively high box sapphire crystal placed on top of the fluted platinum case to give the whole watch an airy and open feel and allow a view of the open dial from the side as well.

Breguet’s technicians decided for a box sapphire crystal as a minimum of bezel would allow the wearer to see a maximum of the movement – a glorious thing.
Turning the 46 mm case over, we find the next treat, one that seems a real shame to hide on the back: an elaborate engraving of Breguet’s original “house on the Quai” in Paris engraved across four gold bridges. Painstakingly crafted by Breguet’s own in-house artisans, the engraving shows the façade of 39 Quai de l’Horloge, which Abraham-Louis occupied from 1775.
The detail is astounding; one of my favorite elements is that through the building’s windows you can see gear wheels turning. A metaphor for windows to excellence? Maybe. I find it simply enchanting.
It takes two entire weeks just to complete the engraving, beveling, and decoration of the four rhodium-plated gold bridges on back of this masterful timepiece.

One final detail worth mentioning is the natural-slate-on-rubber strap. Yes, slate, as in the stone. I look forward to handling this someday soon as I find it hard to fathom. But it sure looks cool and goes so well with the monochromatic look of this grand oeuvre of a timepiece.

All of these cool details kind of make me want to move in . . . do you think that house on the back might be available? Breguet Classique Double Tourbillon 5345

Breguet Tradition 7087 Minute Repeater Tourbillon Watch Replica

2020 marked the 10th anniversary of the Breguet Tradition Replica collection, an occasion which the brand chose to commemorate with a singular haymaker of a watch: the Breguet Tradition 7087 Minute Repeater Tourbillon. Though this watch was announced at Baselworld 2015, as we prepare for a fresh salvo of show-season announcements from the 240-year-old company, we revisit the 7087 – a marriage between Breguet’s most historically significant complications and modern technologies, to yield a watch that makes no apologies for both presentation or price tag.
There are two very distinct, opposing flavors of Breguet watchmaking: there’s the subtly sporty, ultra high-end Type X series for those looking for a slice of one of the oldest surviving names in watchmaking in classical tool-watch form. Then, there’s the Tradition line – arguably the tip of the Swatch Group spear when it comes to the purest form of horological innovation. We recently spent time with the Tradition 7077 Chronograph – a watch Ariel called “a real watch-lover’s watch,” following its debut at Baselworld 2015, so naturally, a deeper look into the Tradition line is warranted.
With origins dating all the way back to the late 1600s, it could be argued that the minute repeater is at the apex of watchmaking expertise, so it makes sense for Breguet’s Tradition series to include a minute repeater in keeping with the brand’s commitment to marry modern innovations with its own foundations of watchmaking.
The true mark of a minute repeater is all in the tone of the chime. It must be crisp enough to spell out the exact time, but simultaneously pleasing – and never harsh. In this particular instance, Breguet watchmakers took a pretty unprecedented approach for the Breguet Tradition 7087 Minute Repeater Tourbillon’s symphonic design: by digitally simulating nearly a hundred thousand different chime sounds, and singling out those which were deemed to carry the most pleasing psychoacoustic criteria. Seriously. Rendering a uniquely original tone out of those thousands would then serve as the underlying basis for the materials and design of the watch itself.
As the watch’s name indicates, the Breguet Tradition 7087 Minute Repeater Tourbillon isn’t just a minute repeater. There’s also a 60-second tourbillon complication at 6 o’clock – an inclusion which also makes sense, considering Abraham-Louis Breguet himself invented the tourbillon. This movement is delineated by the in-house caliber 565DR, an automatic movement with a platinum peripheral oscillating rotor and an 80-hour power reserve. The movement also exhibits a number of modern-meets-classic Breguet flourishes like titanium bridges based on antique Breguet models, silicon springs, and an inverted lateral lever escapement with silicon pallets – perfect examples of Breguet championing the very best technologies from two centuries of watchmaking. Take specific note that the presence of all that silicon makes Breguet’s exclusive magnetic strike governor technology possible – a unique solution that ensures the chime’s rhythm isn’t interrupted as the repeater’s barrel discharges. See, most repeaters employ some type of timing regulator within the gear train, but these components are usually guilty of emitting noise that would interfere with the repeater’s tone.
Breguet’s stealthy regulator is designed around a series of magnets that attract and repel the disks of the regulator at an even pace, maintaining a precise rhythm throughout the duration of the chime – which sounds just as Breguet engineers intended it to. When you break down the movement piece by piece, you’ll notice a unifying theme: every component plays a distinct role in either the transference of wanted sound, or the muting of unwanted sound.
There’s an awful lot to look at on the Breguet Tradition 7087 Minute Repeater Tourbillon, but that’s because its watchmakers want you to see every bit of innovation that went into what is essentially a re-design of the minute repeater complication from the ground up. Initially, your attention is drawn from the fluted case to the engine-tuned 18-carat gold dial offset at 1:30, which remains plenty legible but leaves ample room for viewing the elements critical to the minute repeater. This starts with the two white gold gong springs (another Abraham-Louis Breguet invention) which bisect the dial and attach to the bezel itself to optimize the transmission of vibrations at a wider frequency range. Even the hammers striking the gongs are of their own design, striking perpendicular to the movement rather than parallel, which more efficiently yields the transference of energy to sound.
All of this is visible through sapphire crystals front and back – the latter of which also houses one more innovation designed to deliver the best acoustics with each gong strike: a gold membrane which vibrates the air in the acoustic cavity between itself and the caseback, increasing the volume of the chime while muting sounds from the movement itself. That’s largely what makes the watch so interesting to behold – every single detail, both visible and invisible (and there really aren’t many invisible ones, frankly) is all part of Breguet’s obsession with delivering desired acoustics with each actuation of the chronograph-style bayonet pusher at 10:00. Speaking of which, this is another particularly neat detail which, like the bridges and transmission chain (which diffuses stress on the movement with each activation) hail the design of Breguet’s antique pocket minute repeaters. Oddly enough, despite being an antique detail, it still adds a subtle, decidedly modern flourish to an otherwise extremely traditional complication.
The Breguet Tradition 7087 Minute Repeater Tourbillon certainly makes good on every millimeter of its 44mm diameter, but in the 18k rose gold variant that we tried, it remains surprisingly wearable, though it’s hardly subtle. Fully skeletonized watches are usually a polarizing lot, but maybe Breguet gets a pass here, seeing as everything within this watch was purpose-built for delivering an ultra-specific acoustic experience. Even the cool contrasting gray titanium notes in the baseplate and bridges were purposefully employed to dampen movement noises, despite the difficulty of working with the material at this scale. Rightfully so, Breguet wants to give you the means to view how their watchmakers accomplished all this. And here, the means to view it includes applications like the acoustic membrane and the peripheral oscillating rotor – both of which give you a less obstructed view of the movement.
At the end of the day, there are certainly more economical ways to get Breguet’s signature blued hands on your wrist (case in point: Breguet’s Classique collection), but that’s beside the point. The Breguet Tradition 7087 Minute Repeater Tourbillon is reserved for the serious watch lover, who also happens to be an audiophile who appreciates the history and technical artistry that goes into the clarity of sound in a watch of this caliber, and wants to be able to see it firsthand. But most importantly, it’s Breguet’s singular obsession with engineering that perfect sound and the tasteful means to view it in action that make this a rare option, with exceedingly limited competition. Options like the Girard-Perregaux Minute Repeater Tourbillon come to mind, but what that watch delivers in symmetry, it arguably lacks in the contrast, legibility, and technical prowess of the Breguet. Hence, it could be argued that the asking price for both the 18k rose and white gold variants of the Breguet Tradition 7087 Minute Repeater Tourbillon replica.

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Breguet. Abraham-Louis Breguet was an exceptional craftsman who, back in 1775, invented the tourbillon mechanism and developed automatic winding and perpetual calendar mechanisms that are still used on the majority of luxury watches in the 21st century. Respectful of this rich past, the brand that bears his name strives to stay ahead of its time by innovating tirelessly.
The breguet tradition tourbillon collection pays a vibrant tribute to the memory of Breguet. Inspired by the legendary souscription watches of Breguet, Tradition timepieces suggest both a return to the brand’s origins and a vision of its future.
Breguet Unveils the Blue Version of its Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique
The spectacular outcome of years of diligent development, the Breguet Double Tourbillon includes a hand-wound movement fitted with a pair of tourbillon regulators rotating on the hour axis.
Even though the progress of watchmaking has made it possible to considerably improve regularity by more classic means, the Tourbillon, patented in 1801, remains a great invention, a legendary milestone in Breguet’s career.
Breguet Tradition Dame 7038. Tradition 7047. The Tradition collection pays a vibrant tribute to the memory of Breguet. Inspired by the legendary souscription watches of Breguet, Tradition timepieces suggest both a return to the brand’s origins and a vision of its future.
Breguet Tradition 7047. The Tradition collection pays a vibrant tribute to the memory of Breguet. Inspired by the legendary souscription watches of Breguet, Tradition timepieces suggest both a return to the brand’s origins and a vision of its future.
On June 26, 1801, or rather on 7 Messidor, year IX, since the Republican calendar was still in force in France, Abraham-Louis Breguet earned the rights for a patent which would last for a ten year period for a new type of regulator called the “Tourbillon”.
Breguet Classique Double Tourbillon Quai de l’Horloge This new model blends mechanical virtuosity with aesthetic mastery: entirely exhibited, the movement reveals two tourbillons that set the whole plate in motion through a central differential. Each component is hand-finished, while the back of the movement is engraved with the “House on the Quai”, the Parisian building where Abraham
For its new Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395, Breguet has opted for an extra-thin three-millimeter thick skeleton design for its tourbillon movement. An undertaking that is as much technical as it is artistic with emphasis on craftsmanship, of which the watchmaker is at the forefront.
The breguet tradition tourbillon replica essence lies in a constant process of creation and tireless innovation, always remaining ahead of one’s time, while at the same time observing the rules of excellence in engineering and visual harmony which Breguet defined, and which has given birth to the modern art of watchmaking.

2020 Breguet Classique 7137 Moon & Power Reserve

Creating a fine, classic design watch that is recognizable at first glance is not an easy task. This is what Breguet has achieved with its Classique collection, cultivating unmistakable signs that are as many hallmarks of the brand’s timepieces. In this respect, the new versions of the reference 7137 with their new dials – new patterns for the engine-turned motifs and the addition of a blue version – are Breguet through and through. Let’s take a closer look at them, in the metal. Breguet classique moonphase replica

The Breguet Classique 7137 replica is one of the finest examples of the brand’s enduring capacity to maintain an understated yet distinctive design. Inspired by a pocket watch from 1794 – the Breguet Perpetuelle N°5 – the reference was available in four different versions with silvered dials, in white and yellow gold. Two new references now join the family, refreshed with new handcrafted engined-turned “guilloché” dials.
The first of these new Breguet Classique 7137 Moon & Power Reserve is presented in pink gold with a silver-plated dial that bears all the distinctive hallmarks that make a Breguet unique. Elegant and highly legible, the guilloché dials, made from a solid gold plate, combine several patterns that make all essential indications clear and well organised.
The off-centred subsidiary indications create a harmonious balance: a power reserve in an elegant fan-shaped display (basket-weave guilloché pattern); phases of the moon in a crescent-shaped opening, with a blue background and a gold insert for the Moon; and a circular sub-dial for the date (chequerboard pattern). These are framed by softly brushed metallic surfaces. The same concept applies for the chapter ring, featuring elegant Roman numerals, and a cartouche for the Breguet name and the watch’s individual number. The brand’s secret signature is engraved twice, framing the numeral at 12 o’clock. As you would expect, it is paired with blued ‘eccentric moon tip’ Breguet hands. All of this is handcrafted to a level that is rarely seen and one can only admire the work of Breguet’s craftsmen.
The second Breguet Classique 7137 Replica Moon & Power Reserve translates this elegant design into a contemporary and unapologetically elegant white gold and blue dial combination, a new visual expression for the brand. The blue colour greatly contrasts with the silvered indications and this combination of cold shades – blue and silver – brings a new dimension to this watch. More casual, more modern, a bit bolder too but with the usual restraint you’d expect from Breguet. This version features silvered hands and moon – which has now a more modern realistic surface and not a “face” like the previous versions of the 7137.
Besides the dial, these new watches retain all the traditional features of the Reference 7137. The white or pink gold cases are 39mm in diameter with a slender profile of 8.65mm. The caseband is finely fluted, as with all Classique Breguet models. Elegant, rounded welded lugs with screw bars extend the case. A corrector allows you to adjust the moonphase indication. The watch is water-resistant to 30m.
Turning the watch over, the engraved sapphire crystal caseback reveals the immaculately hand-finished automatic calibre 502.3. The hand-guilloché gold rotor is slightly off-centred, which is an original and nice touch. With 256 components and 35 jewels, it operates at a frequency of 3Hz and boasts 45 hours of power reserve. It is regulated by a free-sprung balance working in conjunction with a balance-spring and pallet horns in silicon. Displaying the hours, the minutes, the phases and the age of the Moon, the power reserve and the date, the movement is just 3.65mm thick.
The 2020 Breguet Classique 7137 Moon & Power Reserve is presented on a blue or brown alligator strap with folding buckle in the shape of the Breguet B logo. On the wrist, the watch is supremely elegant. Surprisingly, it is understated but asserts a distinctive personality at the same time. Last but not least, it is superbly crafted: perfection is in the details and the 7137 impresses in every aspect.