I DREAMED OF LOVE
This ever-so delicate Breguet-imagined timepiece, overflowing with timeless charm, dazzles with the intensely-warm, vibrant glints of Tahitian mother-of-pearl, diamonds and rose gold.
Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823), highly-acclaimed for his immense work and the significant technical advances he brought to watchmaking, also had his own stylistic language expressed through a myriad of “codes”. Far from the visually-unwieldy decorations and cumbersome frills intrinsic to the 18th century, the inventor of the tourbillon freed dials and ensured they played their main role: displaying time. This unique vocabulary can be discovered in the discreetly-named Classique contemporary collection and on the new Classique 9065 model.
Passion resonates on this latest Breguet-created piece because a watchful eye will instantly make out the miniature silhouette of a crimson-varnished heart which discreetly and tenderly entwines the direct-drive counterpoise. Because, with its rose gold body and its Tahitian mother-of-pearl adorned face, the Classique 9065 is just as charming and passionate as a love letter, just as intense as love at first sight.
The dial, boasting iridescent glints veering between gray, green and red tones, is encircled by an hour chapter comprising Breguet numerals with their ever-so typical silhouette and a minute tracker featuring a circular-grained finish. These silvered markers are hovered over by a pair of Breguet hands, two fine rose-gold stems tipped with a hollow moon. The ivory-white on carmine date is displayed in an aperture at 3 o’clock.
The bezel and lugs of the 33.5 mm-diameter case are crowned with 88 brilliant-cut diamonds whose sparkle magnifies the warm shimmer of the mother-of-pearl and rose gold. The precious case, whose crown is enhanced with a ruby, hosts the 591A caliber, an automatic movement set at 4 Hz and delivering a power reserve of some 38 hours.
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By Sharmila Bertin
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