Mar 23, 2016

Breguet Novelties At Baselworld 2016

Tags: Baselworld, Baselworld 2016, Breguet, Classique Dame, Classique Petite Seconde ref. 7147, Hora Mundi ref. 5727, Reine de Naples ref. 9818, Tradition Tourbillon Répétition Minute ref. 7087, Type XXI ref. 3817

Even though Breguet focused slightly more on women for its new models this year, we have to immediately start with something a bit more masculine and very impressive with the Tradition Tourbillon Répétition Minute ref. 7087. This watch had been presented as a prototype last year, but now we’ve just seen the finished version and one of the originality of the chiming mechanism is that the hammers are striking vertically on gongs set in the middle of the watch’s face. The bezel helps diffuse the sound and we can say that is chimes rather loudly (Breguet claims 70db at 20 centimeters). For the demonstration of this timepiece, we were in a room with quite some noise arounds us and never the less we could hear very distinctively the different chimes of this watch. Furthermore, the peripheral oscillating mass of this automatic movement let’s you really enjoy a full view of the intricacy of the Minute Repeater’s mechanism and it's chain system. And instead of having a sliding triggering mechanism on the side of the case of the watch, you will here find a "baillonette" pusher, something that we are definitely not used of seeing.

Still in the Tradition family, we saw for the very first a version fully dedicated to woman, the Tradition Dame 7038. Despite it’s high mechanical appeal, this watch is very feminine in its 37mm case with a silver frosted finishing of the base plate and bridges. The bezel is full set with diamonds and you will find floral motives on the center barrel visible on the front of the watch, as well as on the oscillating mass seen behind.

A new model of the the Type XXI ref. 3817, the aviation watch of Breguet, was also presented with its vintage feel to it and for the very first time in this collection the case back is open to let you see the movement. This watch comes in steel but the oscillating mass is in yellow gold.

Was also presented a new version of the Hora Mundi ref. 5727, a smart and practical worldtimer, which comes in a more traditional Breguet style in either white or rose gold, as well as a Classique Petite Seconde ref. 7147 and a Classique Dame, which comes in 8 different combination, with its moonphase display. And to finish this review, we were also introduced to a new version of the Reine de Naples, ref. 9818, which comes in a white gold case with a nice mother of pearl marquetry dial.

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  • Daniel Yin

    Daniel Yin

    so passionate, really like the way you talk, haha

    Jan 15, 2019

  • Genius Marc Says

    Genius Marc Says

    i am going to buy Breguet Company

    Sep 30, 2018

  • yahoo2305


    wow only for oligarch

    Jun 21, 2018

  • spon105


    The GMT model is very nice but really, at that kind of money and that type of complication, I'd have hoped they could line up the date in the circular indicator correctly!

    Jan 17, 2018

  • Chewy Kitty

    Chewy Kitty

    At first, I thought it was Gary Oldman

    Aug 12, 2017

  • matzeccc


    Does the miute repeater have like a tiny-tiny bicycle chain inside?

    Jun 17, 2017

  • Tippy Kaffu

    Tippy Kaffu

    When you are rich and you are going to propose married to your GF.

    Jun 15, 2017

  • abanoub gameel

    abanoub gameel

    the name of last one ?

    Jun 13, 2017

  • Stranded Alien

    Stranded Alien

    Definition of futility, watchmakers spending time on making complicated movements for women's watches.

    Apr 17, 2017

  • Phil X

    Phil X

    I've long been a fan of the Transatlantique, i'm happy to hear they are finally making this cool watch with a sapphire caseback. I love watching the movement.

    Apr 07, 2017

  • Tape Master82

    Tape Master82

    I love hearing the correct pronunciation of all the watch brands you do a perfect description of mechanical details!

    Dec 30, 2016

  • Mono Shah

    Mono Shah

    1:54 is how much I love my wife (she deserves one).

    Dec 09, 2016

  • Da Vit

    Da Vit

    i wonder how much ot might be...(the last one..)

    Oct 23, 2016

  • Tinh Nguyen Quoc

    Tinh Nguyen Quoc

    Something is only for watching not for wearing ! That's damn good !

    Jul 25, 2016

  • Paul William Nagy

    Paul William Nagy

    Same for me as the previous comment,the minute repeater....just amazing.

    Jul 14, 2016

  • Michael Siam

    Michael Siam


    May 31, 2016

  • BDF30



    May 28, 2016

  • John Huang

    John Huang

    Losing the spirit, these years. Full of diamond and shining , too fancy not decent and not deep thinking style not classic any more, a bit disappointed, but still interest in early days pieces

    May 16, 2016

  • Paije Jones

    Paije Jones

    The female watches were beautiful! Although I love seeing the mechanics of the watch like the Men's watches

    Mar 28, 2016

  • dariobmx


    Marc, what watch are you wearing in this video?

    Mar 27, 2016

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