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Breguet’s new Classique “Grande Complication” skeleton wristwatch with tourbillon, ref. 5395PT shown above. Delightfully thin, this reference combines a self-winding movement with a peripheral oscillating weight that is almost imperceptible. The balance spring and escape wheel are in silicon, the delicate chapter ring with Roman numerals is on a sapphire disc. Running seconds are displayed on the tourbillon shaft with plenty of anglage, mirror polishing and a sapphire crystal caseback. It is water-resistant to 3 bar (30m), diameter: 41mm and available in platinum or rose gold. Photo © Breguet Blog

 

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Breguet spells innovation: the Tradition Independent Chronograph, ref. 7077BB shown above, is Breguet’s sixth chronograph calibre and presents a construction never seen before. The result of five years of development and numerous patents it was unveiled at Baselworld 2015 to great acclaim. Inspired by Breguet’s pocket watches, No. 960 sold in 1802 and No. 4009 sold in 1825, consisting of two balance-wheels that power the chronograph (5 Hz) and time (3 Hz) separately from one another. With its unique construction, the chronograph is accurate to within +/- 0.08 seconds over 20 minutes. The owner starts the chronograph with the push-piece at 4 o’clock and stops and resets the mechanism with the push-piece at 8 o’clock. The added benefit is that the chronograph is automatically fully wound every time the reset button is pushed. This phenomenal innovation means the amplitude of the chronograph is never compromised nor does it draw power from the main gear train of the watch. Adjusted to be accurate in six positions, a tremendous 55-hour power reserve rounds off the watch. With a sapphire crystal caseback, it is water-resistant to 3 bar (30m), diameter: 44 mm and available in white gold or rose gold. Photo © Breguet Blog

 

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Type XXII 10 Hz Flyback chronograph in rose gold, ref. 3880BR shown above. One of the most under-the-radar aviation watches in the world, this dual-time flyback chronograph beats at 72,000 vph to service both home and reference time. A 24-hour indicator assists in tracking two time zones. The result of three years of R&D, Breguet’s Type XXII packs phenomenal horsepower, a 60-minute flyback chronograph and a stopwatch accurate to 1/20th of a second replete with quick-set hour and date – both adjustable forwards and backwards – as well as a stop-seconds function and much more. It is water-resistant to 10 bar (100m), diameter: 44mm. Also available in steel. Photo © Breguet Blog

 

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Double Tourbillon Classique “Grande Complication” in platinum with pavé diamonds. Two independent tourbillons are affixed by a bridge to a centre plate completing a rotation every 12 hours. It is a spectacular sight to behold. Photo © Breguet Blog

 

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Répétition Minutes Boutique Edition openworked in rose gold. A fine resonance is the result of the correct tempo. Photo © Breguet Blog

 

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Répétition Minutes Classique “Grande Complication” in white gold. A tribute to Breguet’s pocket watches, this masterpiece combines the repeater and hand engraving with a perpetual calendar showing the day, date, month, leap year and phases and age of the moon. Photo © Breguet Blog

 

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Marine GMT wristwatch in steel – effortless, highly versatile and water-resistant to 10 bar (100m). The second time zone has an am/pm indicator and the main dial offers a discrete date window. Handsome guilloché work rounds off this thoroughly modern incarnation of a sports watch that is unmistakably Breguet. Photo © Watch Club

 

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This Type XX steel chronograph from the mid-90s has developed a handsome patina. The original box and papers are also shown in the photograph. Photo © Watch Club

 

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The Breguet museum and its President, Marc A. Hayek acquired this superb Type XX steel chronograph created in 1957. It was previously owned by Esso who bought it for the winner of the Monte Carlo Rally in 1959. This historical piece has been purchased during an auction organised by the House Pescheteau-Badin in Paris. Photo © Breguet Blog

 

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Descriptive text in the photo: The dashboard chronograph No. 2023 was acquired from Arteurial during the closing auction of the Rétromobile Exhibition, an unmissable event for classic car enthusiasts. The piece, which was originally sold to Bugatti in 1932, belongs to a series of nine car timepieces that Breguet designed specifically for Bugatti. Its chrome-plated metal case measures 67mm in diameter and houses a complication carefully chosen for the automotive industry: a tachymeter scale. Its cream dial, which bears the words “Spécial pour Bugatti”, features the famous blued-steel Breguet hands that were designed in 1783. Chronograph No. 2023 also has a cumulative minutes counter visible in an aperture at 6 o’clock. The timepiece is powered by a mechanical movement with a 8 day power reserve, which is wound using a crown at 6 o’clock. Photo © Breguet Blog

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