LONGING FOR ELSEWHERE
Included in the Classique collection since 2011, Breguet’s dual time zone wristwatch now takes on a new aesthetic as it enters into the Marine line.
“Details are not simply details. They create the design.” Breguet’s appropriate enhancement of the Hora Mundi travel watch highlights the vision of the designer Charles Eames (1907-1978). The timepiece offers a unique function built around one of the chronograph’s own mechanisms. For instance, the existence of a memory wheel, used to reset the time measurement to zero, makes it possible to store the choice of a second time zone. The result? Once a city is selected and the time is set to the second, a simple press on the button located at 8 o’clock is all it takes to switch from one time zone to the other. The date and day/night indicator are moreover perfectly synchronized.
This year, the complication is enhanced thanks to the use of a larger 42.9×13.8mm case available in white and pink gold, which is more robust and water-resistant down to a depth of 100 meters. The dial itself was also redesigned. A bluish gold base embellished with guilloched waves is combined with a sapphire plate adorned with metallic meridians. The ensemble acquires a new depth. Against this striking relief, the hands point to a traditional hour circle composed of markers. These are orchestrated by the automatic 77F1 caliber benefiting from a number of modifications intended for a more “sporty” use. The Breguet Hora Mundi 5557 is worn on either a leather or rubber wristband. The only thing left to do is decide on your next destination: refined elegance or casual chic?