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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Breguet Classique Phase de Lune Dame 9088 automatic watch

Breguet Classique Phase de Lune Dame 9088 automatic watch

Breguet provides a world-preview showing of its new feminine creation, a model from the Classique collection featuring one of the most romantic horological complications: the moon phase. This discreet yet remarkable white gold watch with finely fluted caseband frames as Grand Feu enamel dial betokening significant mastery of traditional techniques.
This dainty face is enhanced by ‘Breguet numerals’ in reference to the founder of the House, who designed them in 1783. The minutes track, made up of tiny stars, as well as the the use of stylised fleurs-de-lis for the five-minute fractions are other tributes to the Breguet watchmaking tradition. The pure lines of this Classique Phase de Lune Dame 9088 faithfully reproduce the hallmarks that have ensured the success of the House for over 240 years.

Mechanical automatic, Calibre 537L, 83/4 lignes, 26 jewels, 3.5 Hz, in-line escapement and balance-spring in silicon, Côtes de Genève pattern on the bridges and barleycorn guilloché motif on the oscillating weight, 45-hour power reserve.
Hours, minutes, small seconds, age and phase of the moon.
18K white gold, 30 mm. Bezel and lugs set with 66 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.04 cts). Sapphire crystal and back. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 m/100 ft).
Grand Feu white enamel. Chapter ring with Arabic numerals. Breguet-style open-tipped blued steel hands. Phase and age of the moon indicator plus small seconds at 6 o’clock.
Blue alligator.
Other versions
Non-set 18K white gold. Gem-set or non-set 18K pink gold. 18K white or pink gold gem-set or non-set versions with a delicately guilloché natural mother-of-pearl dial.

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