Breguet has given two iconic models from its Classique collection a new look. The models 7137 and 7337 now come in a rose gold version with a silvered gold dial and in white gold with a gold dial in ‘Breguet blue’ color.
The new Classique 7137 and Classique 7337 wristwatches channel the aesthetic of historic pocket watches created by Abraham-Louis Breguet and his son. They are characterized by engine-turning patterns, one of Breguet’s specialties. On the silvered gold or Breguet blue gold dials of both new models, pattern variations differentiate the reading zones and ensure easy readability.
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.
The dial of the Classique 7337 features delicate patterns: circular grain d’orge barley grain for the edges of the hours chapter, damier checkerboard for the small seconds and Clous de Paris hobnailing in the center. Engraved clouds bordering the lacquered sky of the moon-phase indicator, dotted with sparkles, are evocative of the Milky Way. At 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock, two apertures, with shapes reminiscent of those of historic models such as pocket watch No. 3833, show the day and the date. Also, the 7337 version is available in a 18-carat rose gold execution with silvered gold dial.
The sapphire crystal of the Classique 7137 and the Classique 7337 unveils the extra-thin hand-decorated automatic movement, that has a reduced thickness with its open barrel and an offset rotor. This special design makes it possible to reveal the barrel spring, which is otherwise hidden. The Classique models have a slender case with fluted sides. These 39 mm models are powered by an extra-think 502.3 caliber with a power reserve of 45 hours and an engine-turned gold rotor. They are worn on a blue alligator leather strap with white gold folding buckle.