THE ESSENCE OF TIME
Gold silhouette, expressive face and timeless soul: two new contemporary interpretations of the calendar with moon mood indication join the Breguet Classique collection.
Nearly two and a half centuries ago, Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823) wanted to make time reading as easy as possible by inventing a simple visual language, much more accessible than that offered by the watchmakers of the 18th century, while guaranteeing great reliability through his timepieces. This aesthetic and efficient signature has survived the years and continues to live on, notably through the Classique collection which now includes a new Classique Calendrier 7337, available in two gold colors, white or pink.
This model combines different displays on its silvered face to find one’s way through time with elegance. Curved by a large brushed ring on which rest Roman numerals and a dotted-line minute track at 6 o’clock, the hours and minutes are indicated on a Clous de Paris pattern by two blued Breguet hands with a hollowed-out knob. Between 4 and 5 o’clock, a discreet counter displays the seconds. At 12 o’clock, a hand-hammered moon appears on a blue lacquered sky, accompanied by twinkling stars and clouds in a matte white hue, to present its phases. On either side of this spectacle, two fan-shaped windows on a barley grain guilloché background open to reveal the day (at 10 o’clock) and the date (at 2 o’clock) inscribed in powdered silver on a night-time background.
At the heart of the 39mm-diameter and 9.95mm-thin case resounds the 502.3 QSE1 caliber, a 3hz automatic movement that delivers 45 hours of power reserve when fully wound. The Classique Calendrier 7337 is bound to the wrist with an alligator leather strap, midnight blue for the white gold version and chocolate brown for the rose gold, and a folding clasp.