Considered most expensive Breguet watches are ultra classy, elegant and endowed with amazing looks. Breguet watches have adorned the wrists of some of the greatest figures in history. They are not just watches but unique works of art. We bring five examples which represent the best of workmanship, writes Hiren Kumar Bose
BREGUET Tradition GMT Manual Wind 40mm
A 40mm watch with a thickness of 12.65mm in polished 18-ct rose gold case with the iconic Breguet coined case-edge it features a silver and grey dial. The watch actually lacks a dial, thus exposing the entire movement, both on the front and back of the watch. On the local time dial one can spot a reduced silver sub-dial located at the 12 o’clock position, beautifully hand decorated with fine guilloche pattern. And on the GMT Time-Zone Dial, one can find a secondary sub-dial located at the bottom left side of the watch. The Breguet Tradition GMT Manual Wind 40mm contains 40 jewels and has an approximate power reserve of 50 hours.
BREGUET Classique Chronograph
This 37mm watch in 18-ct Yellow Gold case features a beautiful hand engraved silver dial. On the dial, one can spot the Roman Numeral hour markers, and the blued “Breguet” Style Hands. The watch is also fitted with a Manual Wind Split Second Chronograph, and a Split Seconds feature controlled by a button in the centre of the crown. The Breguet Classique Chronograph timepiece has an approximate Power Reserve of 48 hours.
BREGUET Classique Alarm “Le Reveil du Tsar”
The 39mm watch in 18-ct Yellow Gold case features a beautiful hand engraved silver dial. The dial has Roman Numeral hour markers, and also the blued “Breguet” style hands. The watch features a Small Seconds hand and date function located at 6 o’clock position, while the alarm on/off window is displayed beneath the 12 o’clock and is controlled by the button at the 8 o’clock position. The Breguet Classique Alarm “Le Reveil du Tsar” watch has an approximate Power Reserve of 45 hours.
BREGUET Classique Hora Mundi
A 43mm watch in polished 950 platinum case it features a silver perimeter with black painted Roman Numeral hour markers. In the middle, one can spot Asia and Oceania Continents in polished 18-ct white gold with a translucent blue ocean featuring a wave motif. The dial has black dot minute markings with applied polished white gold dots at every 5-minute interval and the hand-engraved white gold plate on the AM/PM aperture. The watch features an Instant-Jump toggle button located on the case edge at the 8 o’clock position, while the city indicator window is located at the 6 o’clock position. The Breguet Classique Hora Mundi contains a total number of 39 jewels and has an approximate power reserve of 55 hours.
BREGUET Classique 5177 Grand Feu Blue Enamel
Inspired by the neoclassical lines, Breguet adds a fresh new touch with the colour of the blued hands being transposed onto the dial of 38mm Breguet Classique 5177 Grand Feu Blue Enamel, its case made of 18-ct white gold with finely fluted caseband. To guarantee this exact nuance throughout the production process, the development of the pigments called for extensive research. The colour needs to remain perfectly stable during firing at over 800 degrees Celsius. To ensure ease of readability, the moon-tipped hands made of rhodium-plated steel stand out against the blue background. The Arabic numerals, stars and diamond shapes are silvered and are larger in size. The date figures are treated using the same process in order to aid visibility, due to the positioning of the aperture that sits in a darkened lower level window. Finally, Breguet’s secret signature, also in enamel, appears at 6 o’clock.