Baselworld 2016: The Breguet novelties

Breguet Tradition Répétition Minutes Tourbillon 7087
Breguet Tradition Répétition Minutes Tourbillon 7087

New technical refinements, ongoing implemented developments and pure and unadorned Breguet design make these timepieces extremely covetous to me. Breguet watches are an engineering marvel …

 

Baselworld 2016 reporting is continuing. Today please discover the Breguet novelties on five pages with dozens of live taken pictures …

 

Breguet Classique Hora Mundi Ref. 5727

This very easy to use timezone/zone-time watch was originally launched in 2011. The watch had a different dial showing either the Americas, Europe or Asia and a moon-phase indication.

 

Breguet Classique Hora Mundi
Breguet Classique Hora Mundi launched in 2011

 

What did not change in 2016 is the easy way to use the Hora Mundi: It was the first mechanical timepiece with an instant-jump time-zone display system with synchronized date, day/night and city indications. By the indication of cities belonging to the 24 most important timezones you choose the two zone-times you want to be displayed on the dial. Once set you simply press the button at “8 o´clock” and swap the zone-times. In the window at “12 o´clock” you will always see the correct corresponding date of the actual time zone that is displayed. Breguet now relaunched the watch with a “normal”, silvered 18-carat gold dial, that is engine-turned, individually numbered and signed Breguet.

To better understand the instant-jump time-zone display system please watch my short video…

 

 

And this is how the 2016 version the Classique Hora Mundi looks like. Instead of the moon-phase indication the watch now has a 24-hour-display that indicates if it night or day in the timezone that is displayed on the dial. In the window at “12 o`clock” you again see the correct corresponding date.

 

BREGUET CLASSIQUE HORA MUNDI 5727
BREGUET CLASSIQUE HORA MUNDI 5727

 

BREGUET CLASSIQUE HORA MUNDI 5727
BREGUET CLASSIQUE HORA MUNDI 5727

 

BREGUET CLASSIQUE HORA MUNDI 5727
BREGUET CLASSIQUE HORA MUNDI 5727

 

BREGUET CLASSIQUE HORA MUNDI 5727
BREGUET CLASSIQUE HORA MUNDI 5727

 

BREGUET CLASSIQUE HORA MUNDI 5727
BREGUET CLASSIQUE HORA MUNDI 5727

 

BREGUET CLASSIQUE HORA MUNDI 5727
BREGUET CLASSIQUE HORA MUNDI 5727

 

BREGUET CLASSIQUE HORA MUNDI 5727
BREGUET CLASSIQUE HORA MUNDI 5727

 

Breguet Ref. 5727BB/12/9ZU

Case in 18-carat white gold with delicately fluted caseband. Sapphire-crystal caseback. 43 mm diameter. Welded lugs with screw bars. Screw-locked crown at 3 o’clock. Pushpiece-crown at 8 o’clock. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m).

Dial in silvered 18-carat gold, engine-turned. Individually numbered and signed Breguet. Hours chapter with Roman numerals. 24-hour indicator between 3 and 4 o’clock. City indication at 6 o’clock. Date aperture at 12 o’clock. Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel.

Self-winding movement, numbered and signed Breguet. Instant time-zone jump with synchronised date, 24-hour and city indications. Cal. 77F0 composed of base Calibre 777 with additional plate. 12 lignes. 39 jewels. 55 hours power reserve. Inverted in-line Swiss lever escapement with silicon pallets. Silicon balance-spring. Balance frequency 4Hz (28.800 A/h). Adjusted in 6 positions.

Leather strap.

Price: 67.200 Euro including 20 % VAT

Also available in 18-carat rose gold

 

 

>>> Please discover the latest version of the Breguet Tradition Répétition Minutes Tourbillon Ref. 7087 on page 2 >>>

 

 

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