If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I think that must be Breguet’s motto. People say all the time, “all you need for success is consistency.” Well, Breguet has been consistent since 1775, when it was founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet. It’s one of the oldest watchmakers still around, and also happens to the first company to make a wristwatch! It’s currently a Swatch company.
You know how they say behind every great man is a great woman? Well, Abraham owes his business to his wife. He funded it through her dowery! The story goes, that it was an instant success. Next think you know, Marie Antoinette and Lots XIV are placing orders.
Case in 18k white gold with delicately fluted caseband. Sapphire-crystal caseback. 40mm diameter. Welded lugs with screw bars. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m).
Dial in “Grand Feu” enamel. Signed Breguet. Hours chapter with Arabic Breguet numerals. Small seconds offset at 5 o’clock. Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel.
Self-winding movement, Cal. 502.3SD. Numbered and signed Breguet. Extra-thin (2.4mm). 12 lignes. 35 jewels. 45-hour power reserve. Inverted in-line lever escapement with silicon pallets. Balance spring in silicon. Balance frequency 3Hz. Adjusted in 6 positions.
Alligator leather strap with gold pin buckle.