It’s not the previous timepiece I’d want to get, but for the right person it might serve 90% of their dress watch needs. It also supplies swathes of information you just cant find too many other (or any) areas which can help to make it worth the purchase price premium. As I mentioned earlier, Breguet products two versions of this Breguet Classique Watch Snob Replica 7147 as the benchmark 7147BR/12/9WU in 18k rose gold and also the mention 7147BB/12/9WU in 18k white gold. Price is $21,000 USD and $21,500, respectively.Of the tens of thousands of watches shown at Baselworld, literally nothing looks quite like a Breguet. That’s particularly so when it comes to the new visually different Classique collection that marries the technical complexity of Breguet’s contemporary movement capacity with incredibly ornate, hand-engraved motifs inspired by lots of the decorative codes that were once used in the earliest times of watchmaking. Now, if you’re only looking to dip a toe into the world of Breguet’s unique hand-finishing, the Breguet Classique 7147 could be the best place to start, as it uses many of the exact same impressive signatures as the others in the collection, in a more viable cost. Here, you’ll find the textured “Clous De Paris” or hobnail finishing across the middle dial, and also a cross-woven tiny seconds subdial at 5:00 — both of which neatly comparison the beautiful heat-blued pomme hands that, today, are more collectively called “Breguet hands” because of their innovation by Abraham-Louis Breguet in the late 1700s.
A new addition that will be officially unveiled at Baselworld 2016, the Classique Moon Phase for ladies is an elegantly simple complication in the quintessential Breguet style.
Before SIHH 2016 is even upon us Breguet is revealing a peek at its line-up for Baselworld next year that happens in March. The Breguet Classique Phase de Lune Dame 9088 is a dainty wristwatch with a moon phase display and a fired enamel dial, in the style that is characteristic of Breguet. The gold case is 30 mm in diameter, available with or without diamonds, but with the signature fluted case flanks regardless. Likewise the blued steel hands are a variant of the Breguet sale, with an open tip.
At six o’clock a small aperture reveals the moon, which like all other Breguet moon phase watches has a face on the moon. Though simple the dial has numerous details that hark back to 19th century Breguet pocket watches, including tiny stars that form the minute track, along with a fleur-de-lys as the five minute marker. Inside is the 537L movement that has an engine turned, solid gold oscillating weight, as well as the hairspring and escapement in silicon, a non-magnetic material that’s also impervious to changes in temperature. The silicon components promise better timekeeping regardless of the environment the watch is worn in. The ladies’ Classique Moon Phase is avialable in white or rose gold, with either the enamel dial pictured here, or a mother of pearl dial with engine turning.