In the eighteenth century, an age marked by baroque exuberance, Abraham-Louis Breguet favoured refined aesthetics. This simplicity became par for the course and its style seduced the elite. In 2019, the new Breguet Classique 5177 Grand Feu Blue Enamel is inspired by these neoclassical lines but with afresh touch this time. The colour of the blued hands is transposed onto the dial, presenting an unprecedented deep blue grand feu enamel.
Powered by the self-winding 777Q mechanical calibre, the Classique 5177 Grand Feu Blue Enamel model has simple and useful functions including 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 optimise its chronometric reliability. However, certain aesthetic elements of this calibre, are reminiscent of Breguet’s creations from the late eighteenth century.
The 777Q calibre fits into a slim case in white gold with fluted sides. True to the Breguet style, the lugs are welded and rounded towards 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.
Find out more on Breguet’s website.