Breguet, one of the brands where the traditional watchmaking is performed at is best, took place among the innovations of Baselworld 2017 with the Classique 7147 model.
The first thing to say about the Breguet Classique 7147 is that its elegance coming from simplicity. During the creation of the model, all unnecessary and flashy details are cleared and the brand’s DNA from 1775 recovered.
The dial, which is the most important factor of the model’s simple beauty, is made with the "Grand Feu" enamel technique that we are familiar with historical timepieces. In fact, the enamel technique has been known since ancient times, but it was only in the Renaissance period where it met with horology. The prepared dials are subjected to heat treatment at values exceeding 800 ° C until the correct color and texture are obtained. After the dial is ready in terms of color and texture, details like the indices are brand logo are being processed.
In the Breguet Classique 7147, which offers a fairly simple look dial design, even the chapter of the small second sub dial is machined in, not printed. The dial is accompanied with the famous “Breguet Hands” which are flame treated for their blue finish.
The model’s case is made of 18K white gold. Measuring 40mm in diameter, the case sports scratch resistant sapphire crystals on both sides and it is water resistant to 30 meters. On the side of the case, the brand’s classic vertical lines are applied which recalls the coins’ side.
The new model is powered with the brand’s Caliber Ref. 502.3SD. 35 jewels self-winding movement beats at 3Hz and offers 45 hours of power reserve when fully wound. The movement’s "Côtes de Genève" and "Clous de Paris" style decorations can be enjoyed through the sapphire crystal display caseback.
Breguet Classique 7147 (Ref. 7147BB/29/9WU) comes on an alligator strap secured by a buckle made of 18K white gold.