A TASTE OF ETERNITY
Launched in 2005 in a yellow gold and white gold versions, this year’s 5157 model is made of pink gold to keep up with the times. The calibre is more resistant with the inclusion of silicon elements.
Skill, excellence, technical expertise… There is no shortage of words to describe the work of watchmakers. Sometimes a watch is worth more than a thousand words! You just need to see the Classique Extra-Plate 5157 to agree. The version introduced by Breguet at the recent Foire de Bâle is another illustration. The watch dimensions, 38mm wide and 5.45mm thick, embody our idea of a timepiece with timeless elegance. Inside the fine pink-gold case with a fluted body can be found all the signature elements of the prestigious brand. The silvered gold dial stands out through the central guilloche technique with a hand-made “Clou de Paris” pattern. It is encircled with an hour rim with Roman numerals and naturally features blued steel Breguet-style hour and minute hands with “moon” tips.
The timepiece runs on an automatic movement. The extra-flat calibre 502.3 provides 45 hours of power reserve once fully wound. It also includes the latest innovations from the manufacture with an anchor escapement and silicon spiral. The sapphire caseback unveils the workings inside.
The Classique Extra-Plate 5157 is worn with a brown alligator leather strap featuring a tang buckle. The finished result is a work combining art and craftsmanship. All the models are numbered on the dial. As a guarantee of authenticity, on either side of the watch is a XII, the discreet signature first introduced by the watchmaking genius to combat counterfeiting.
Price: 18,300 EUR breguet.com
By Dan Diaconu