The 5177 watch is among those models steeped in the classicism and tradition of which only Breguet holds the secret. Formerly existing only in 18-carat yellow and white gold, it is now being introduced in a red gold version. Newly clad in this warm-toned precious substance, it naturally preserves all of the sophisticated elements expected in a timepiece from the Breguet Classique collection: a fluted case middle with a transparent back; soldered strap lugs; a silvered solid-gold dial that is available with hand-engraved guilloché in a cross weave motif or in grand feu enamel; and blued steel Breguet hands decorated with the characteristic “eccentric moon tip.”
Technically speaking, this watch still has simple, useful functions such as a seconds in the centre and the date, which are driven by the 777 self-winding mechanical calibre with silicon lever and escapement wheel. It cannot fail to remind us of the point to which Breguet remains the perfect union of traditional beauty and advanced technology.
Case: round in 18-carat red gold with finely fluted caseband. Sapphire-crystal caseback. Rounded lugs welded to the case, with screw pins securing the strap. 38mm diameter. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters).
Dial: in 18-carat gold, hand-engraved on a rose engine, with Breguet signature. Chapter ring with Roman numerals. Centre seconds and date aperture at 3 o’clock. Open-tipped Breguet hands in blue steel.
Movement: self-winding, adorned with “Côtes de Genève”. Numbered and signed Breguet. 55-hour power reserve. 18-carat oscillating weight, hand-engraved on a rose engine. Stop seconds. 12 lignes. 26 jewels. Cal. 777Q. Escape wheel and lever in silicon. Breguet overcoil balance-spring. Breguet balance-wheel with 4 regulating screws. 4Hz frequency. Adjusted in 6 positions.
Strap: in alligator leather.
Also available with a grand feu enamelled dial, with Breguet Arabic numerals (Ref: 5177BR/29/9V6) and in yellow and white gold.