Hands-on: The new BREGUET Ref. 7137 Classique

In brief what you need to know about the BREGUET Ref. 7137 Classique…

The traditional engine-turning crafted by hand finds its full expression in the Classique line. Just like two centuries ago, the artisan uses an engine-turning lathe for circular decorations or a “straight-line machine” for linear designs. The Classique 7137 features a panier maillé basket weave pattern for the power reserve display, a damier checkerboard pattern for the date display and a clous de Paris hobnailing pattern for the main part of the dial. The dial of the white gold version is in Breguet blue color. In the rose gold version, the dial color is created using silver powder and a soft brush.

Case: round, in 18-carat white gold or 18-carat rose gold with silvered gold dial with finely fluted case band. Rounded welded lugs with screw bars. Diameter: 39 mm. Thickness 8.65 mm. Lug to lug distance is 47 mm. Sapphire-crystal caseback. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters).

Dial: blue, in 18-carat-gold, engine-turned by hand. Individually numbered and signed Breguet. Hours chapter with Roman numerals. Open- tipped Breguet hands. Moon phases and age indicator at 2 o’clock. Date indicator at 6 o’clock. Power-reserve indicator between 10 o’clock and 11 o’clock.

Movement: mechanical self-winding, extra-thin. Decorated with côtes de Genève, caliber 502.3 DR1. Numbered and signed Breguet. 12 lignes. Thickness 3.65 mm. 37 jewels. 256 components. 45-hour power reserve. 18-carat-gold rotor, engine-turned by hand. Breguet balance wheel. Reverse in-line lever escapement with silicon horns. Flat balance spring in silicon. Frequency 21.600 A/h (= 3 hertz). Adjusted in 6 positions.

Strap: blue alligator leather with white gold folding buckle.

Price 18-carat white gold / 18-carat rose gold: 38.600 Euro including 19 % VAT