A FUNDAMENTAL MASTERPIECE
With a beautifully simple enamel dial, like a classical painting, Breguet unveils a highly refined version of the Classique 7787.
In 2011, Breguet unveiled a pure jewel of expertise, the Classique 7787. The watch included a moon phase on a guilloché dial encircled with Roman numerals. This year, the watchmakers have made a new white gold setting for the most poetic of its complications. The “Grand Feu” enamel dial is individually numbered and signed, setting the stage for this superb composition. Here, the manufacturers have placed their fine, trade-mark Arabic numerals and open-tipped hands made of blued Breguet steel, bearing the name of the illustrious firm. Another house tradition, the minute track made up of tiny stars, with the five-minute markers shown with stylised fleurs-de-lis, encircles the composition.
The power reserve indicator, meanwhile, is decorated with small arrows, inspired by the ones displayed on the dial of the pocket watch n°92, dating from 1785. Set at 3 o’clock, the indication is shown with an easy-to-read, slender and elegant hand, allowing the owner of the White Gold Classique 7787 to check the power reserve of up to 38 hours at a glance.
While the aesthetic features of the watch highlight watchmaking tradition, the mechanism in this elegant timepiece makes use of the latest technological innovations. The 39mm-wide case of the White Gold Classique 7787 features the Breguet 591 DRL calibre. Like the new watches made by the company, the self-winding movement has an escapement and spiral made of silicon, guaranteeing durability.
Price: €29,500 breguet.com
By Dan Diaconu