Swiss watchmaker Breguet is releasing its first timepiece from the 2019 novelties collection. It’s the minimal, yet regal Breguet Classique 5177 Grand Feu Blue Enamel.
Inspired by the neoclassical aesthetic of Breguet’s 18th-century origins, the Classique 5177 possesses a deep blue dial that’s achieved only if the forging remains perfectly stable at over 800 degrees Celsius. This process creates the grand feu enamel, lending to the unique grain.
The watch features moon-tipped hands made of rhodium-plated steel to stand out against the blue background. The Arabic numerals and surrounding star and diamond shapes are silvered and appear larger to enhance visibility. The date figures are treated with the same process.
Breguet’s secret signature appears at 6 o’clock in the same calligraphy once drawn by founder Abraham-Louis Breguet, as featured on the self-winding Breguet No. 15 watch launched in 1787.
The Classique 5177 Grand Feu Blue is powered by Breguet’s self-winding 777Q mechanical calibre with a 55-hour power reserve. The oscillating weight is 18 karat gold, visible through the sapphire crystal caseback.
The case has a 38mm diameter and is water resistant to 30 meters. The strap is presented in dark blue alligator leather with a pin buckle in white gold.
Finally, an individual number is engraved on the back of each watch. In turn, the owner can have their name recorded in the Breguet registers that have been kept since 1780.