Breguet is celebrating the Year of the Tiger with an eight-piece limited edition watch from its Classique collection. According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, the Tiger is the symbol of the New Year commencing from 01 Feb 2022.
To create the majestic tiger artwork on the watch dial, the Manufacture’s artisans have combined the art of guilloché with that of engraving (bas relief technique).
The dial also features the distinctive characteristics of the House, such as the engraved logo between 7 and 8 o’clock and the blued steel open-tipped Breguet hands that accompany the hours and minutes. The chapter ring is punctuated by discreet round gold hour-markers and the 40 mm case is crafted in 18-carat rose gold.
The Classique 7145 model combines traditional Haute Horlogerie refinement and aesthetic elegance. At its heart beats the hand-decorated ultra-thin self-winding 502.3 calibre.
Developed in the 1960s, it remains one of the thinnest self-winding movements in production at just 2.4 mm – a modest thickness made possible by the design featuring an open worked barrel and an off-centred oscillating weight. This unusual design makes it possible to perceive the mainspring which would otherwise be hidden. The movement is equipped with an inverted straight-line lever escapement with silicon horns and balance spring.
This 162-component movement beats at a frequency of 3 Hz and has a 45-hour power reserve. The sapphire crystal caseback reveals the gold oscillating weight, which is hand-guilloché with a circular barleycorn pattern.
This timepiece, produced in an eight-piece limited series numbered from 1/8 to 8/8, is fitted with an alligator leather strap secured by a pink gold pin buckle.
Model: Breguet 7145 Classique Year of the Tiger
Reference: 7145BR/15/9WU 03
18-carat rose gold, fluted caseband
Diameter: 40 mm
Water-resistance: 3 bar (30 m)
Hand-engraved and guilloché gold, hand-engraved separation contours coated with black galvanic treatment
Hands: Breguet blued steel
Self-winding, extra-thin (2.4 mm) movement
Escapement: with inverted straight-line lever. Pallet-lever horns and flat balance spring in silicon.
Calibre: 502.3, 12 lignes
Frequency: 3.0 Hz
Power reserve: 45 hours
Leather strap with rose gold pin buckle
Limited numbered edition of 8 pieces