Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Luxury Goods, Jewellery & Watches
Breguet to show off Only Watch Classique

Swiss luxury watchmaker Breguet will be showing off its special creation for Only Watch 2017 at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show.

Loyal as ever to the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy since 2005, the manufacture is dedicating to this worthy cause a yellow gold Classique with an in-line perpetual calendar. 

The special model will be shown at the Monaco Yacht Show from September 27 to 30, before embarking on a world tour. 

The Only Watch 2017 auction will be held for the second year in a row in Geneva, on Saturday, November 11.

The money raised from the biennial charity auction of one-off timepieces created by leading watchmakers goes towards funding research for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The Breguet Classique Quantième Perpétuel en Ligne 7715 presented this year at Only Watch depicts the passing of time with a pleasing blend of elegance and accuracy. 

The customary indications are complemented by a perpetual calendar on which the display of the days, months, dates and years is designed to ensure optimal user friendliness and impeccable legibility. 

The hours and minutes thus play the starring role, with blued steel Breguet hands sweeping over a Roman numeral chapter ring. Set in the background at 6 o’clock, one of the most useful horological complications – the date itself – is nonetheless appropriately large and easily readable at a glance, while the other related indications are conveniently vertically aligned up to 12 o’clock. 

This original design results in an apparently simple timepiece distinguished by a sense of visual balance and purity. The silvered gold dial, finely hand-engraved on a rose engine, highlights the traditional “Clous de Paris” hobnailing. 

The equally pure counters, rimmed by a guilloché border pattern, feature a circular satin-brushed finish. The sapphire crystal fitted on the back of the watch reveals the technical sophistication of this Only Watch special model, driven by Calibre 502QPLT. 

The entirely hand-engraved self-winding movement and its offset oscillating weight once again testify to the exceptional degree of expertise and skill cultivated by the artisans of the house.

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