BREGUET Heritage Phases De Lune Retrograde 8860 & 8861

Breguet enriches its Héritage collection with moon phase complications. The BREGUET Heritage Phases De Lune Retrograde 8860 model is dedicated to men where as the Heritage Phases De Lune Retrograde 8861 model is exclusively made for women.

BREGUET Heritage Phases De Lune Retrograde 8860
The selfwinding calibre 586L movement in this watch follows the vagaries of a moon matched with the colours of the case, while the hours and minutes are indicated in the dial centre of engine-turned mother of pearl. The flat spring in silicon — a watchmaking sophistication — performs its duty in a 13½ ligne movement with a power reserve of 40 hours.

An additional specially shaped plate was made for the retrograde moonphase indication without adding to the height of the movement. Attention to detail is a hallmark of the Breguet watch; although invisible to the naked eye, the face on the moon is actually winking. Moreover, the platinum winding rotor has been engine-turned by hand.

There are a number of versions of this model offering a choice between a curved tonneau case in rose gold with a matching gilt moon, or watches in white gold cases with a rhodium moon. There is also a selection of woven leather straps and gold bracelets.

Technical details
Model: Heritage Phases De Lune Retrograde 8860
REF. 8860BR/11/386

Case
Curved tonneau in 18-carat rose gold with fine fluting on the caseband. Full caseback. Dimensions: 35 x 25 mm. Water resistant to 3 bar (30 m).

Dial
With a centre in mother of pearl, engine-turned by hand in a “flinqué alterné” pattern, and a chapter ring in frosted silver-plating. Individually numbered and signed BREGUET. Hours chapter with Roman numerals. Moonphases with a rose gilt moon at 1 o’clock. Open-tipped BREGUET hands in polished steel.

Movement
Selfwinding, numbered and signed BREGUET. Cal. 586L. 13½ x 7 lignes. 38 jewels. 40 hours of power reserve. In-line lever escapement and flat balance-spring in silicon. 3 Hz balance frequency. Adjusted in 6 positions.

Strap
Woven leather strap.

Model variations
Rose gold case on a matching gold bracelet: reference 8860BR/11/RB0
White gold case on a woven leather strap: reference 8860BB/11/386
White gold case on a matching gold bracelet: reference 8860BB/11/BB0

BREGUET Heritage Phases De Lune Retrograde 8861
To satisfy refined tastes of women, the manufacturer introduces the diamond-set reference 8861 “Héritage phases de lune rétrograde sertie”. The tonneau case in white gold has all the features of the reference 8860, except that its bezel is set with 140 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 1.14 carats. A bracelet in white gold enhances the overall brilliance.

Technical details
Model: Heritage Phases De Lune Retrograde 8861
REF. 8861BB/11/BB0 D000

Case
Curved tonneau in 18-carat white gold with fine fluting on the caseband. Bezel set with 140 diamonds totalling approximately 1.14 carats. Full caseback. Dimensions : 35 x 25 mm. Water resistant to 3 bar (30 m).

Dial
With a centre in mother of pearl, engine-turned by hand in a “flinqué alterné” pattern, and a chapter ring in frosted silver-plating. Individually numbered and signed BREGUET. Hours chapter with Roman numerals. Moonphases with a rhodium moon at 1 o’clock. Open-tipped BREGUET hands in polished steel.

Movement
Selfwinding, numbered and signed BREGUET. Cal. 586L. 13½ x 7 lignes. 38 jewels. 40 hours of power reserve. In-line lever escapement and flat balance-spring in silicon. 3 Hz balance frequency. Adjusted in 6 positions.

Strap
White gold bracelet.

Model variations
Rose gold case on a matching gold bracelet: reference 8861BR/11/RB0 D000
White gold case on a woven leather strap: reference 8861BB/11/386 D000
Rose gold case on a woven leather strap: reference 8861BR/11/386 D000

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