An Excellent Traditional Dress Watch
Unboxing Review: Breguet Classique [5277bb/12/9v6]
The Breguet Classique 5277 encapsulates what Breguet is all about. Originally founded in 1775 by Abraham-Louis Breguet, they have grown into one of the most prestigious watchmakers in the world.
They have been leading innovators in the watch-making industry and are the inventors of the first tourbillons, and created one of the first wristwatches. They have become a favourite of Royalty and have frequently been commissioned for heads of state.
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The Breguet Classique 5277 carries on their design staples of a modest sized dress watch in 18Kt gold. With a machined guilloche patterned face giving some depth to the otherwise simple dial design. And blued steel open tipped hands, that have become an icon of Breguet design.
It comes in the best quality box I have ever found for a luxury watch, being constructed structurally from what looks like mahogany. Externally a high-quality leather is used with a good sheen to it. And the internals of the box carries on from the hints of the outside by using leather suede. This is a case where you can see the effort that has been put into creating it. It’s better than most of its competitor’s cases as it feels like something that could actually be put out on display rather than hidden away in the bottom of a cupboard; to forever after lay in wait until it comes to resell the watch or move house.
The Breguet Classique 5277 comes in two options 18kt rose gold or 18kt white gold. We having taken photos of the latter, which coincidentally is the most expensive of the two choices.
This luxury watch is of traditional proportions with a 38mm diameter that may feel a little small for someone used to wearing larger modern watches. It has a slim build being designed to comfortably fit under a shirt cuff at 8mm deep. The lugs are minimalist rectangular protrusions from the case and rounded off when meeting the strap. The circumference is fluted and adds texture to an otherwise simple case and compliments the guilloche patterned dial.
On the back of the Breguet watch, is an exhibition back with a sapphire crystal; underneath being the Breguet Caliber 515DR, a manual wind movement, beating at 28800 vph, containing 23 jewels with a staggering 96-hour power reserve. This being accomplished by their patented new mainspring material that alowes a large amount of energy to be stored in a small amount of space. The power reserve indicator is located on the top right of the watch, between the one and two o’clock hour indicators.
The watch is rated as 30m water-resistant, but let’s face it, not many people are going to go swimming with this watch on. But it’s assuring to know that it should be able to withstand a splash of water while washing hands with it on. (It most certainly is not a watch suitable for diving, swimming, or any contact water sports).
The strap is constructed from alligator leather and expectedly has a simple tang buckle – a staple of dress watches.
The face of the watch is encircled by minute indicators of black polish and polished white gold dots by the hour markers. Black Roman numerals have intricately been printed around the guilloche patterned face, on a section of circularly brushed solid gold.
Between the centre of the face and six o’clock marker, is a running second sub-dial that helps to balance the composition of the dial against the power reserve indicator and the individually numbered Breguet signature next to the nine o’clock marker.
To summarise, this is a very carefully constructed timepiece that emits quality workmanship in all the little details. It may seem a little plain from afar, but once you get up close it speaks for its self. The Breguet Classique 5277 is a watch that may not look like much to a non-watch lover, but to those in the know, will understand the exquisiteness and intricacy of it.
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