It gets earlier and earlier. And the first release for pre-BaselWorld 2016 hits the media from Breguet. Presenting the new Breguet Classique Phase de Lune.
Breguet is no stranger to watches which appeal to the ladies. One of the first wrist watch ever made was by Breguet and was a commission for Napoleon Bonaparte’s sister: Caroline, the Queen of Naples. This was the inspiration of a very successful series by Breguet, known as the Reine de Naples line. We did a brief review of one of these magnificent watches here.
This new release extends Breguet’s supremacy over the ladies segment. The Classique Phase de Lune Dame 9088 is a beautiful interpretation of the play between the exquisite beauty of a grand feu enamel dial, the glitter of diamonds, the exquisite moon phase display in the classical fluted case that is powered by a house manufactured B537L self-winding mechanical movement.
The enamel dial is particularly beautiful, with a pure white, pearlescent aesthetic is balanced with the black arabic numerals, and a beautifully aperture cut in the enamel to view the animated moon.
The B735L features an advanced silicon escapement and spiral, and is decorated with the traditional finissage of haute horlogerie. Côtes de Genève on the bridges with a gold oscillating weight is adorned with ‘barley grain’ engine-turning.
We are looking forward to examining this piece for our hands-on during BaselWorld 2016.
BREGUET CLASSIQUE PHASE DE LUNE DAME 9088
WATCH DESCRIPTION: REF. 9088BB/29/964 DD00
Case: 18-carat white gold with a finely fluted case band. Bezel and lugs set with 66 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1,04 ct). Sapphire crystal case back. Diameter of 30 mm. Welded lugs with screw bars. Water-resistant to 3 bars (30 m).
Dial: ‘grand feu’ enamel. Individually numbered and signed Breguet. Hours circle with Arabic numerals. Moon-age and -phase indicator, plus small seconds at 6 o’clock. Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel.
Movement: mechanical, self-winding. Numbered and signed Breguet. Cal. 537L. 83/4 lines. 26 jewels. 45-hour power reserve. In-line Swiss lever escapement in silicon. Silicon spiral. Frequency of 3.5 Hz. Adjusted in 6 positions.
Strap in leather.
Also available in rose gold:
Reference 9088BR/29/964 DD00
Also available in a non-gem-set version:
Also available with dial in natural, engine-turned mother-of-pearl:
Reference 9088BB/52/964 DD00