As a horology company Breguet has always been at the forefront of the innovations of Grand Complications since its beginning in 1775. Company’s founder Abraham-Louis Breguet created the tourbillon in 1801, the perpétuelle self winding watch and invented many other tools used to this day in watchmaking. The Classique Chronométrie 7727 is the result of continued research and development of new technologies and materials at Breguet.
The Classique Chronométrie features a, silvered, 18 karat gold dial with six different guilloche patterns. Small second indicator is at 12 o’clock and 10th second indicator at 1 o’clock. Another of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s inventions the pare-chute shock absorber is visible at 2 o’clock. Fourth and final indicator, power-reserve is at 5 o’clock. Hours and minutes are indicated by Breguet’s signature pomme-style and blued hands in polished steel.
The watch is cased in an 18 karat rose gold case with a fluted caseband. Watch also features fluted crown and horns. Other features of the 41 mm case include welded lugs with screw bars, secret signature and unique number. Movement is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback. It is water-resistant to 100 feet.
Heart of the Classique Chronométrie is a caliber 574 DR hand-wound movement with a Breguet magnetic balance oscillating at 10 Hz on a silicon spring, and an in-line Swiss lever escapement in silicon. A stop-seconds feature allows the watch to be set to a time signal. Movement comes numbered and signed. Watch carries a power reserve of 60 hours. Watch comes fitted with a dark brown leather strap with a triple-blade folding clasp. The watch is also available in white-gold case with a black leather strap. Price $40,000.