The new Breguet Classique 5177 presents the Breguet blue for the first time in a grand feu enamel. Featuring a deep blue grand feu enamel dial, this new timepiece takes inspiration from the refined designs of eighteenth century timepieces created by Abraham-Louis Breguet.
The hue of the dial echoes the color obtained during the bluing of the Breguet hands. To
To ensure ease of readability, the moon-tipped hands made of rhodium-plated steel stand out against the blue background. In the same quest for readability, the Arabic numerals, stars, diamond shapes and fleur-de-lis on the chapter ring are silvered and are larger in size. Their relief is born from a very delicate, powdered tracing.
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. For all of its timepieces with an enamel dial, the House of Breguet continues to use the calligraphy once drawn by Abraham-Louis Breguet, as featured, for example, on the self-winding Breguet No. 15 watch launched in 1787.
Powered by the self-winding 777Q mechanical caliber, the Classique 5177 Grand Feu Blue Enamel model has simple and useful functions: the central second hand and the date at 3 o’clock. Current technological advances such as the use of silicon for the lever and escape wheel optimize its chronometric reliability. However, certain aesthetic elements of this2019 New Model caliber, in particular the form of the wheels, are reminiscent of Breguet’s creations from the late eighteenth century.
Characteristic of a self-winding movement, the rotor in engine-turned 18-karat gold appears through the sapphire-crystal caseback. Similarly, each of the components – visible or invisible – is delicately finished by the craftsmen of the Breguet Manufacture with techniques such as chamfering, circular graining, and brushing, or with the côtes de Genève.
The 777Q caliber fits into a slim case in white gold with fluted sides. True to the Breguet style, the lugs are welded and rounded toward the midnight blue alligator leather strap.
Finally, an individual number is engraved on the back of each watch, marking it unique to its owner. In turn, the owner can have their name recorded in the Breguet registers that have been kept since 1780 – as a contemporary sign of their taste for timeless elegance.
Model: BREGUET CLASSIQUE 5177
Round in 18-carat white gold with finely fluted caseband
Rounded lugs welded to the case, with screw pins securing the strap
Water resistant to 3 bar (30 meters)
In « Grand Feu » blue enamel, with Breguet secret signature
Chapter ring with Breguet Roman numerals
Centre seconds and date aperture at 3 o’clock
Open-tipped Breguet hands in rhodium-plated steel
Mechanical self-winding, adorned with “Côtes de Genève”, Cal. 777Q
Numbered and signed Breguet
55-hour power reserve
18- carat oscillating weight in 18k gold, hand engraved on a rose engine
In-line Swiss lever escapement, escape wheel and lever in silicon
Silicon balance spring
Breguet balance-wheel with 4 regulating screws
Adjusted in 6 positions
Dark blue alligator leather with a pin buckle in white gold