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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.
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 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.
Price: 67.200 Euro including 20 % VAT
Also available in 18-carat rose gold
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