Marie-Antoinette watch by Breguet: Among the earliest most celebrated examples you will discover an ultra-complicated watch created by Breguet. The unique timepiece was commissioned for the Queen of France. read more
The complication was invented in the 18th century by one of the most well-known watchmakers in the world, Abraham Louis Breguet. Today Corum has taken up a new formidable challenge: a Panoramique tourbillon. read more
The famous watchmaking house of Breguet
unveils a new masterpiece - the Marine Royal Alarm watch, Ref. 5847
. The timepiece accommodates a twin-barrel movement. The first barrel is intended for timekeeping, while the second one is meant for the alarm. One crown is used to wind both barrels.
, 45 mm in diameter, is sculptured in pink or white gold. The watch is 300-meter water-resistant.
The Marine Royal Alarm watch’s case incorporates a unidirectional bezel
. Positioned between two winding crowns on the case flank, the blocking pawl
reliably secures the bezel’s rotation. The crowns are screw down; the alarm-setting crown and the on/off push-piece are crafted from gold and are rubber-coated to facilitate easy handling.
The acclaimed watchmaker Breguet
is understandably proud to offer its new Reveil du Tsar Enamel Dial watch
. An equilibrium between exquisite design and flawless technical mastery, this extraordinary model will be available solely and exclusively at Breguet boutique shops.
The new Breguet watch captures the attention with its appealing functional dial, characterized at the same time by the exceptional readability. The latter has been achieved due to a special “grand feu enamel” technique
, employed in the manufacturing of the display.
During this process the dials are usually subject to extremely high temperatures. Those, that manage to survive through such a pressure, boast irresistibly beautiful pure white surfaces.
Lot 79, pre-estimated at 40,000 - 60,000 US dollars, brought 242,500 US dollars at Christie’s auction, held on December 14 in New York. The unique Patek Philippe pocket watch
dates back to 1913. Having been given a Geneva Observatory rating certificate in 1920, it came to its American retailer in 1921. Famous American collector Henry Graves
acquired the pocket watch in 1925.
As stated by Christie’s sale notes, it is not exactly known how many timepieces were commissioned by Henry Graves from Patek Philippe. The American collector ordered about 30 timepieces in all. According to watch experts, there are 15 known timepieces that belonged to Mr. Graves. The pocket watch sold at Christie’s auction became the 16th. The timepiece demonstrates an engraving of the Graves family crest and motto that says, “Esse Quam Videri -To Be Rather Than to Seem”.
One more highlight of the auction, Lot 327, pre-estimated at 250,000 - 350,000 US dollars, Breguet ref. 3857, brought 434,500 US dollars.
The house of Breguet
is extremely pleased to dazzle the discerning audience with its new Crazy Flower Haute Jewellery lady’s watch
. The brand’s sparkling release is proposed with a white gold case, which is mostly submerged beneath the “floral” motif, created with the help of gorgeous diamonds. The three outer layers are set with 116 extra-large baguette-cut stones
Arranged in asymmetrical rows, the diamonds are mounted on minimalist settings, secured to the case from the middle section up to the bezel. These supple settings enable the jewels to “dance” gracefully as the movement runs. The movement, housed in the new Breguet watch, is a self-winding mechanical calibre 586
The case shows off an alluring dial, cheerfully adorned with 206 smaller brilliant-cut diamonds
. The display captures the time with blued Breguet-type hour and minutes hands. read more
The renowned watchmaker Breguet
takes great pride in unveiling its impressive Type XXII watch
. A technically advanced interpretation of the famous Type XX watch
, developed by the brand in the 1950s, this model has been released to mark the 60th anniversary of its predecessor’s first deliveries to the French naval air arm.
The new Breguet watch has adopted a 44 mm case
crafted from stainless steel. It displays a two-way rotating bezel with a 60-minute scale. The case is also fitted with a screw-locked two-position crown.
Enclosed in the case is the brand’s proprietary self-winding chronograph movement
- Caliber 589F, which provides a flyback function and a second time-zone. The mechanism is equipped with a silicon escapement and a flat balance spring, which frequency constitutes 72,000 vibrations per hour. read more
The renowned watchmaker Breguet
has always been at the front of the grid, as far as the balance-spring is concerned. This central piece of movement underwent a considerable development in 2006, when the brand unveiled its first timepieces, endowed with a balance-spring and escapement in silicon.
Much lighter than metal and completely impervious to magnetic fields, this sophisticated material has been employed in manufacturing of the new Tradition 7047 watch
, equipped with tourbillon and fusee and chain transmission. Due to its complex structure, the balance-spring incorporated into the movement, is rightfully considered a great achievement in the art of timekeeping.
The new Breguet watch is available with a 41 mm case
rendered in platinum. Its back is fitted with a sapphire crystal. The water-resistance of the watch is down to 30 meters. read more
Breguet Classique Ref. 7337 Date Moon Phase watch
premiered at Baselworld 2009. The timepiece is characterized by the outstanding elegance and meticulous craftsmanship, as every other Breguet timepiece. The creation of the new watch was based on the Ref. 3330, inspired by a one-of-a-kind Breguet pocket watch that is currently kept in the Breguet museum in Paris.
The new Breguet watch demonstrates an updated case size - now it measures 39mm in diameter. Besides the day, the date, and phases of the moon functions, the watch indicates the subsidiary seconds.
The case of the Breguet Classique watch has inherited all the purity and elegance of the Classique collection. It is sculptured in 18K yellow or white gold. The side part of the case reveals a nice vertically fluted pattern.
The iconic Breguet family of Type XX timepieces welcomes a new member - the Breguet Type XX Aeronavale 2010 watch
The first Aeronavale timepieces
were born in 1960. They were created on special order of the French Naval Airforce called the Aeronavale. Breguet watchmakers were commissioned to create flight watches that would offer perfect readability and the flyback chronograph function. Since then, all Breguet Type XX timepieces are provided with the flyback chronograph.
The latest Aeronavale watch pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first model and the 100th anniversary of the French Aeronavale as a military branch. It will be delivered in a limited number of 1000 pieces
.The classy matt black dial boasts supreme readability. It is completed with luminous hands and numerals. read more
Breguet reveals a unique Grande Complication pocket watch, based on the thorough historical study and three years of technical development.
The timepiece demonstrates a 46mm 18K yellow gold case equipped with a movement composed of over 800 hand-finished pieces. The masterpiece provides a variety of complicated functions: minute repeater, equation of time, perpetual calendar, power reserve, jumping hours, and thermometer.
The Breguet Grand Complication Ref. 1160 watch is devoted to the legendary 'Marie Antoinette' watch, commissioned from Abraham-Louis Breguet for Queen Marie Antoinette of France, by her secret admirer. It was completed only four years after Breguet's death. read more
The Marie Antoinette No. 1160 pocket watch
is rightfully considered to be a real masterpiece. In 2005, Nicolas G. Hayek
, President and CEO of Montres Breguet, initiated the reproduction of the eponymous pocket watch that highlighted the history of the brand. The best watchmakers at Montres Breguet
did an outstanding job, having recreated the extremely complicated timekeeper, having just documents at their disposal.
Breguet watch enthusiast, Marie Antoinette
had her personal small collection of Breguet watches, with an automatic perpetual watch among them. In 1783, the company was pleased to receive a customized order from one of the Marie Antoinette’s admirers.
The customer wanted the Breguet watchmakers to create a timepiece that would possess all possible horological achievements of that time and be manufactured exclusively from gold.
is the contemporary Swiss master of engraving by means of guilloche machine. This technique implies the process of engraving the wonderful patterns and textures on the dial of their every timepiece.
A large number of machines used for this purpose are either more than 100 years old, or they are in-house manufactured. The innovative Breguet Classique Ref. 5967
uses a Breguet-developed absolutely new guilloche pattern
In fact, the pattern is not that new: professionals in the fields of carpentry, architecture and art have been using it for a long period of time. As to watchmaking, there has been adopted a new way of utilizing the guilloche machine for metal engraving. The name given to the pattern by Breguet is Art Deco Damier
According to the manufacturers, it resembles a three- dimensional chess board. The stacked cubic design however can be interpreted in any other way.
The widths of the Ref. 5967 timepiece will constitute 41mm, presented in yellow gold, which is quite rarely used nowadays, with the exception of Breguet, or white gold.
This model demonstrates a movement not even intended for a watch. It accommodates a Frederic Piguet caliber 506.2 hand wound pocket watch movement
, which can be seen through the caseback display.
The dial engraved with the Art Deco Damier pattern acquires a more up to date appearance, I suppose though that the reason for the basic pattern to look differently is its age of 200 years.
The Breguet watch
has no seconds hand any longer. The length of the wonderful pomme hands made of blued steel perfectly matches with the size of the case.
The minute repeater
has never ceased to be a leader among horological complications. Top-ranked all over the world, the minute repeater
has a complicated construction, the delicate parts of which can be fitted and adjusted by just a few competent master watchmakers only.
In 2008, Breguet presented a new design of these technological miracles, equipped with a completely reconstructed movement that incorporated new materials
as well as featured newly fresh positions for gongs, gong rests and hammers
Now, this patented technique is in use on Breguet minute repeater no. 7637
. Its large case
, sized 42 mm, performed in white or pink gold, accommodates a minute repeater movement, with the latter offering running seconds at 9 o’clock and a 24-hour sub-dial at 3 o’clock.
No repeater without chimes had been able before to produce the crystal-clear sound
coming out of the case. The color of the gold gongs coincides with that of the case, while the hammers made of hard metal have been exposed to polishing and beveling - quite an achievement for such an unyielding material.
The manual-winding movement can be seen through the case back made of clear sapphire crystal. It has been completely subject to chasing by hand in the very style of Brequet. The dial of the Breguet watch
is created in silvered 18K gold.
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In 2008, Breguet
stunned the world of watchmaking, having introduced an innovative way of designing minute repeater watches. Breguet fitted its watches with re-created movements produced from new materials and the gongs, gong rests and hammers positioned in an innovative way. The patented technique is now used in Breguet minute repeater ref. 7639
The case of the new Breguet watch measures 44.5 mm in diameter and is crafted in 18K white gold. It is set with 178 baguette-cut diamonds. The rounded horns are welded to the case, with screw pins securing the strap.
The 18K gold dial is paved with 392 princess-cut diamonds mounted upside down. The dial shows the individual number of the watch and the name of the brand. The open-tipped Breguet hands are created in blued steel.
is proud to unveil its new one-of-a-kind Reveil Musical watch
, created specially for Only Watch 2011
. It enchants the audience with a unique tune, “Castle in the sky”
, played on demand or at a pre-set time.
The new Breguet watch boasts a round-shaped 48mm case in 18-carat white gold
. The case-band is engraved with a musical stave. The model reveals rounded and soldered lugs as well as screw-secured spring-bars.
The new Breguet Reveil Musical watch
strikes the eye with a rotating hand-guilloched dial. It depicts a child’s hand, stretching out to that of the adult, presented on the flange.
The display offers central hours, minutes and seconds, indicated by Breguet-type hollow “moon” tip hands in blued steel
. The alarm on/off indication appears in a circular window between 9 and 10 o’clock. The alarm power reserve indication is shown in the aperture at 3 o’clock.
In constant pursuit of excellence, the house of Breguet
has delivered its new Marine Tourbillon 5839 High Jewellery Chronograph watch
With its details impressively well thought out, the new Breguet watch has adopted a 43mm case
. It is sculptured from 18-carat white gold
with a finely fluted case-band. The case-band, bezel, crown, rounded lugs and wave-shaped chronograph push-pieces are illuminated by the play of 186 baguette-cut diamonds
. The total weight of jewels comes to 11.77 carats.
The aforementioned lugs are welded to the case with screw pins, which secure an alligator leather strap. The latter terminates in a buckle, studded with 58 diamonds
with the overall weight of 0.23 carats. The back side of the model is hand-engraved on a rose engine and equipped with a sapphire crystal. The case is built to be 30-meter water-resistant
The challenging horological world is pleased to welcome the new Breguet Tradition 7057 watch
, available in three versions.
The audience can admire a 40mm round-shaped case
, rendered in 18-carat red or 18-carat white gold
. Its water-resistance
is assured down to 30 meters
One version of the new Breguet watch
is powered by a mechanical 507DR calibre movement
with a red gold-plated finish. Two other interpretations accommodate movements with matt grey NAC finishes.
The originality of this novelty lies in its unique technical architecture. The special arrangement on both sides of the central plate ensures the visibility of almost all the movement’s components. They include bridges, gears, escapement and the renowned “old fashioned” pare-chute shock absorber in hand-bevelled steel.
The house of Breguet
has always taken pleasure in developing fine watches for women. The history can be traced back to the 18th century, when the brand’s founder Abraham-Louis Breguet got down to working on a timepiece for Queen Marie-Antoinette of France
In keeping with this time-honored tradition, the company presents its new Breguet Marine 8827 Ladies Chronograph watch
. Created for everyday wear, it employs a 34.60mm case
, crafted from 18-carat red or white gold
. The water-resistance
of the model is ensured down to 50 meters
Housed in the new Breguet watch is natural mother-of-pearl dial with hand engraving done on a rose engine. Equipped with contrasting Arabic numerals, it offers central hours and minutes.
The chronograph functions are presented through 12-hour and 30-minute counters, joined by a central hand. The small seconds tick away in the counter at 6 o’clock. Within the structure of this sub-dial is found a date aperture.
The horological company Breguet
is happy to decorate ladies wrists with its new Reine de Naples 8918 automatic watch
, adorned with 145 gorgeous diamonds
The novelty is offered in an 18-carat rose gold case
, which portrays the signature ovoid-shaped design. Its bezel and flange are illuminated by the play of 117 full-cut diamonds with an overall weight of 0.99 carats
The bezel securely holds a top sapphire crystal. The same glass is used for the case-back.
At 4 o’clock, the new Breguet watch features a winding crown, adorned with a huge 0.26-carat diamond. The water-resistance
of the model is assured down to 30 meters
The new Breguet Reine de Naples 8918 automatic watch
demonstrates an 18-carat gold, silvered dial, engine-turned by hand.