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Introducing The Breguet Classique 7137

Introducing The Breguet Classique 7137

Snappy Take

Abraham-Louis Breguet filled in as head watchmaker to the French Empire following the French Revolution. Around then, the focal point of his life was accuracy timekeeping. This watch encapsulates that general concept, which set up the Breguet brand exactly 235 years ago.

The Breguet 7137, part of the Classique assortment, fuses numerous emphasess of motor turning all through the dial. Motor turning is the meticulous specialty of making designs in the metal bringing about high-grade brightening completing and, at Breguet, this is an absolutely hand-made affair.

When it comes to accuracy and plan, we discover a silicon balance spring, open barrels and counterbalance rotor. The development, the programmed type 502.3, is hand improved. The actual development is particularly slight and the dial contains a moonphase, age pointer, power hold marker and date indicator. 

Inspired by the Perpetuelle No.5 pocket watch and Breguet watches with motor diverted dials and fluted cases from the 1950s through the 1970s, the Breguet Classique 7137 is verifiably respectful while in fact forward looking. Every component, from the dial format to the case and development configuration, oozes all that makes a Breguet, all things considered, a Breguet.

In short, this is a watch you will need to take a gander at frequently … cover to cover.

Introductory Thoughts

My father has a Breguet dress watch that he bought approximately 35 years prior. His is a period just watch, and at generally 34mm, it is little by present day principles. The explanation I bring it up is the way that, notwithstanding the tremendous contrasts in size, development, and complication, if you somehow managed to put my dad’s watch close to this one, you would see completely the underpinnings of Breguet plan and the dazzling quality oozed on the handworked dials. There is a proportion of consistency here that we don’t regularly see in watchmaking.

This watch matches specialized advancement with old school craftsmanship and conveys them in a rich, might I venture to say exemplary, bundle. The motor turning on the dial comes in three varieties: panier maillé (bushel weave) for the force hold show, a damier (checkerboard) for the date show and a clous de Paris (hobnailing) for the primary part of the dial.

Coming in at a massively wearable 39mm, Breguet has had the option to fit a lot of data onto the dial. As referenced, the actual dial deliberately conjures the pocket watch reasonableness. Presently, the pocket watch was known as the pocket watch for an explanation, and putting one on your wrist would have been out and out sheer lunacy about 200 years prior. The way that Breguet can interpret a dial configuration befitting of a far various kind of watch, and do as such in a way that is adjusted and inconspicuous, is very noteworthy. That they had the option to fit everything for a situation size some consider to be the “sweet spot?” Well, that is simply showing off.

The Breguet Pocket Watch No.5, which filled in as the motivation for the 7137.

Each watch is independently numbered (on the dial) and marked. The development is enhanced with côtes de Genève, and the dial flaunts the consistently conspicuous open-style Breguet handset. The Classique 7137 comes in two varieties: white gold with blue dial and blue calfskin tie or rose gold with a silvered gold dial and earthy colored cowhide strap. 

The Basics

Brand: Breguet
Model: Classique 7137
Reference Number: 7137BR/15/9VU

Diameter: 39mm
Thickness: 8.65mm
Case Material: White gold or rose gold
Dial Color: Blue or silvered Gold
Indexes: Roman numerals
Lume: None
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Blue or earthy colored crocodile cowhide strap

The Movement

Caliber: 502.3 DR1
Functions: Moonphase and age pointer, date, power-save indicator
Thickness: 3.65 mm

Diameter: 12 lignes
Power Reserve: 45 hours
Winding: Mechanical self-winding
Frequency: 3 hertz
Jewels: 37
Additional Details: 18-carat-gold rotor, motor turned by hand. Breguet balance wheel. Turn around in-line switch escapement with silicon horns. Level equilibrium spring in silicon.

Estimating & Availability

Price: $40,000
Availability: TBD
Limited Edition: No

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