Celebrating Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rabbit, Swiss luxury watch brand Breguet presents a limited edition Classique watch for women. Limited to 8 pieces, this timepiece combines in-house artisanal techniques like the enamel and engraving expertise.
One of the Chinese zodiac signs, Rabbit is known for its playfulness and smartness. Breguet has drawn inspiration from the qualities of the rabbits and combined it with sophisticated enamel craftsmanship and hand-engraving techniques which bring to life this lively, free spirited creature in this Classique watch.
The dial depicts a dynamic scene in which 6 rabbits are playing around the greens against the backdrop of fluffy clouds.
All the patterns are hand-engraved on an 18-carat white gold dial. While the central motif is engraved below the surface of the enamel, rabbits are engraved on the enamel and outlined at a maximum height. The engraving of gold applied in watchmaking is a bas-relief technique consisting in sculpting patterns in the extremely small dimensions of a watch.
The Breguet Year of the Rabbit watch is driven by the hand-decorated self-winding 591C calibre. The movement is equipped with a silicon in-line Swiss lever escapement and a silicon flat balance spring. Equipped with 171 components, and beating at a frequency of 4 Hz, it offers a 38-hour power reserve.
The components of the caliber are all finished by hand, by the craftsmen of the Manufacture. Visible through the exhibition case-back, the movement’s gold oscillating weight spotlights the barleycorn pattern guilloche work.
The Breguet Classique 9075 Chinese New Year Edition has a 33.50 mm diameter case in 18K gold, with the bezel and horns adorned with 88 diamonds. Fitted on a sky blue alligator leather strap, it is water-resistant up to 3 bar (30m).
Model: Breguet Classique 9075 Chinese New Year Edition
Reference 9075BB/25/976 DD00 04
18K white gold, bezel and horns set with 88 diamonds
Diameter: 33.50 mm
Thickness: 7.85 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 m)
“Grand feu” Enamel dial
Calibre 591C, Self-winding
Balance-spring: in silicon
Escapement: Swiss straight-line lever, silicon
Frequency: 4.0 Hz
Power reserve: 38 hours
Hours, minutes and seconds
Sky blue alligator leather strap
Limited Edition of 8 timepieces