Breguet has just presented two new variants of its classic 7337 in white gold and rose gold and with them comes a “retouched” dial.
And without delay, we move on to the (non) novelties, the new silver dial that at first glance may seem the same, but on a closer look, we can say that it is more “tidy” and contemporary with the certainty that the similarities are much more than the differences.
On the off-centre dial, almost everything remains, starting with the blue open-tipped Breguet hands, the Roman hour markers on the outer-silver ring and there are two novelties. First, the small seconds that now also become part of Clous de Paris’ hobnail guilloché pattern dial drop the previous outer ring replaced by a black-stitched minute scale with some Arabic numerals.
The second novelty is the repositioning of the brand’s inscriptions and the model reference which were previously positioned in a silver circular window at 12 o’clock and which are now divided into two windows in the up quadrant matching the dial.
Finally, outside of the off-centre dial, we can see the lengthening of the day and date windows that, despite maintaining the trapeze geometric shape, are now more rectilinear, giving a better balance to the dial. It should also be noted that the moon-phase opening at 12 o’clock remains unchanged featuring a hand-hammered gold moon, sandblasted clouds and a blue lacquer sky.
Inside continues to be powered by the reliable Caliber 502 automatic movement, one of the thinnest at just 2.4mm thick, which comes with an off-centre oscillating weight in solid gold, silicon balance spring and an escapement with an inverted straight-line pallet-light with silicon horns.
Outside 39mm white or rose gold case, straight lugs, fluted caseband and sapphire crystal on the front and case back.
The watches come with an alligator leather strap in midnight blue for the white gold variant and in mysterious brown for the rose gold variant.
Both watches can be purchased at the brand’s official boutiques and authorized retailers for a price of $43,000.
More information at www.breguet.com.
Model: Classic Calendrier
Reference: 7337BB129VU; 7337BR129VU
Dial: Silver dial
Case Material: White gold (7337BB129VU), rose gold (7337BR129VU)
Case Dimensions: 39 mm diameter, 9.95 mm thick
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 30m
Strap: Midnight blue alligator leather strap (7337BB129VU), mysterious brown alligator leather strap (7337BR129VU)
Caliber: Breguet 502.3 QSE1
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, day of week, date, moon phase
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 Vph)
Power Reserve: 45 Hours
Price: $ 43,000
Limited Edition: No