BREGUET Classique Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel 3797

Breguet’s Classique collection already includes several exceptional perpetual calendar models. This year, the manufacture is enhancing this collection with by creating a new perpetual calendar version: the reference 3797.

This time Breguet has paid special attention to the styling for a more intuitive display of the indications without compromising the charm of the watch. The amount of information displayed on the dial can be confusing, so Breguet has added a third dimension. By lifting the hours and minutes chapter to the foreground, the timepiece draws attention to the essential information. A further glance takes in all the other indications. The reference 3797 does this with an offset sapphire disc. The opaque chapter ring with its metallic Roman numerals reveals the time instantly with the aid of the Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel. Beneath the disc, an engine-turned hobnail pattern decorates the dial, overarched by the semi-circular scale of the retrograde dates.

The one-minute tourbillon at 6 o’clock nicely complements the chapter ring. This complication proved particularly difficult to construct because it is mounted on a slight dome. Despite the curve, its bridge is delicately chamfered and surmounted by a triple hand for the seconds. The subdial for the days at 9 o’clock is engine turned in waves. In the movement, a snail cam makes the days hand jump instantaneously. At 3 o’clock a blued steel hand points to the months on a dial engine-turned in a shimmering sunburst pattern. At its centre a blue sun shows the leap years.

At the back of the watch, a sapphire-crystal glass reveals the movement and the way the baseplate has been designed to throw the maximum light onto the tourbillon. Once again, the talents and experience of Breguet’s craftsmen and women were applied to achieve these remarkable decorations by hand. The engravings thus give life to a sumptuous trellis that seems to jump out of the movement, while the tourbillon’s ballet sets the tempo.

Even though the reference 3797 can already be considered as a masterpiece, Breguet’s watchmakers chose rather to compound the difficulties by making an even more spectacular version: the reference 3795. The dial vanishes to make room for a skeleton version revealing all the sophistication of the movement’s construction. The Classique 3795 is authentic mechanical haute couture with its lace-like engravings on the bridges, a well-rehearsed display of Breguet’s delicate workmanship and experience.

Apart from their achievements in technique and design, the Classique Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel3797 and 3795 have all the identifying attributes of a Breguet timepiece. The cases, in rose gold or in platinum, are finely fluted around their sides and the lugs are welded on. The engine-turned patterns, the unique number, hands in blued steel and the secret signature complete the features that identify a Breguet watch.

Technical details
Model: Classique Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel 3797
REF. 3797BR/1E/9WU

Case
18-carat rose gold with a finely fluted case band
Sapphire caseback
41 mm diameter
Welded lugs with screw bars
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m)

Dial
18-carat gold, silvered and engine-turned in four different patterns
Individually numbered and signed BREGUET
Hours chapter with Roman numerals on a sapphire disc
Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel
Retrograde dates indication at 12 o’clock, days at 9 o’clock, and months and leap years at 3 o’clock
Small seconds on the tourbillon axis

Movement
Manually wound movement with tourbillon and perpetual calendar
Numbered and signed BREGUET.Cal. 558QP2. 14 ½ lignes, 21 jewels
Power reserve of 50 hours
Lateral lever escapement and balance with adjustment screws on a Breguet spring
Frequency 2,5Hz
Adjusted in six positions

Strap
Leather strap with a triple-blade folding clasp

The BREGUET Classique Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel 3797 is also available in platinum version (Reference 3797PT/1E/9WU)

Model No: REF. 3795PT/1E/9WU
Case
950 platinum with a finely fluted case band
Sapphire caseback
41 mm diameter
Welded lugs with screw bars
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m)

Dial
Skeleton dial in silvered 18-carat gold
Individually numbered and signed BREGUET
Hours chapter with Roman numerals on a sapphire disc
Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel
Retrograde dates indication at 12 o’clock, days at 9 o’clock, and months and leap years at 3 o’clock
Small seconds on the tourbillon axis

Movement
Manually wound movement with tourbillon and perpetual calendar
Numbered and signed BREGUET.Cal. 558QP3. 14 ½ lignes, 21 jewels
Power reserve of 50 hours
Lateral lever escapement and balance with adjustment screws on a Breguet spring
Frequency 2,5Hz
Adjusted in six positions

Strap
Leather strap with a triple-blade folding clasp

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