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Breguet Classique: Complex and Sophisticated Dress Watches for Men and Women

With more than 200 years of experience in horology, Breguet continues to be one of the top-performing Swiss luxury watch brands in the world. They have contributed a lot of watchmaking innovations, and one of which is the invention of the “the Tourbillon”. Breguet remains as the progenitor and pioneer of this greatest invention that continues to resonate in their recent watch collections, and influence other watch brands as well in generating other fascinating tourbillon movements. 

From the minimalist gold dress watches of the Breguet Classique collection to the intricacies and complexities of movement of the Breguet Classique Complications sub-collection, these watches showcase the range of the brand’s expertise and craftsmanship. The Classique series is one of the many collections of Breguet where they create and produce a spectrum of designs that are truly commendable and recognizable — the epitome of mechanical watchmaking mastery. 

Prices at a Glance: The Most Popular Breguet Classique Watches

Model

Price (approximate)

Size

Features

Breguet Classique Chronométrie, 7727$40,000.00 USD41mm
  • 18K rose gold
  • Hand-wound movement with running seconds
  • Silver-gold dial
  • Alligator leather strap
  • 30m water resistance
Breguet Classique Extra-Thin, 5157 $17,800.00 USD38mm
  • 18K white gold
  • Self-winding movement
  • Silver-gold dial
  • Alligator leather strap
  • 30m water resistance
Breguet Classique  “Hora Mundi”, 5717$78,900.00 USD43mm
  • Platinum case
  • Self-winding movement
  • Time zone display with date. and day/night indication and city
  • 30m water resistance
Breguet Classique, 5177$22,700.00 USD38mm
  • 18K yellow gold
  • Self-winding movement
  • Date indication feature
  • Leather strap
  • 30m water resistance
Breguet Classique, 5327$70,700.00 USD39mm
  • 18K rose gold
  • Self-winding movement
  • Perpetual calendar showing the day, date, month, leap year
  • Moon phases feature
  • Silver-gold dial
  • Interchangeable leather strap or gold bracelet
  • 30m water resistance
Breguet Classique, 9067$18,400.00 USD33.50mm
  • 18K rose gold
  • Self-winding movement with date feature
  • Silver-gold dial
  • Alligator leather strap
  • 30m water resistance
Breguet Classique Dame, 9088$29,200.00 USD30mm
  • 18K white gold and bracelet
  • Diamond embedded bezel
  • Moon phase feature 
  • Interchangeable with leather strap
  • Self-winding movement
  • 30m water resistance
Breguet Classique Complications, 3795$179,400.00 USD41mm
  • 18K rose gold
  • Skeleton dial in silver-gold
  • Retrograde dates indication
  • Manually wound movement with tourbillon and perpetual calendar
  • Leather strap
  • 30m water resistance
Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat, 5367$149,500.00 USD41 mm
  • 18kt rose gold
  • Dial in “Grand Feu” enamel
  • Mechanical movement self-winding
  • Extra-thin (3mm)
  • Tourbillon with titanium carriage
  • Alligator leather strap
  • 30m water resistance
Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette or the Classique “Grand Complication”, 5395$206,300.00 USD41mm
  • 18kt white gold 
  • Self-winding movement with peripheral oscillating weight
  • Tourbillon skeleton design and feature
  • 30m water resistance


 

How much does a Breguet Classique watch cost?

With the Breguet Classique price list mentioned, it is easier to gauge the cost of both the Breguet Classique and Breguet Classique Complications, which are one of their most recognizable watch series. These collections of Breguet watches offer a spectrum of price ranging from thousands of dollars to a couple of more than hundred dollars. 

The complex designs and intricacies of the watch highly affects the price range of the collections. For instance, the Breguet Classique watches are relatively inexpensive compared to the Breguet Classique Complications. It is because the latter sub-collection offers more complicated designs and mechanisms that represent the brand’s reputation for their tourbillon mastery. 

Price and Features of the Breguet Classique 5177 Models

For example, the Breguet Classique 5177 has 15 variations with similar features and minor differences. All the watch variations in this model are 38mm in size, have self-winding movements, and date indicators. Their differences are quite varied, from the indice style to the design and colors of the dials, and even the cases and strap material. 

For instance, some have Roman numerals, and there are others with Arabic numerals. You will also find them in plain solid color dials or in more complicated guilloche design. They, too, come in either a metal bracelet material or alligator leather straps with cases available in either white, yellow, or pink gold. This specific model can cost approximately $22,000 USD. It is a watch worthy of its price considering that it has a lot of options to choose from.

Price and Features of the Breguet Classique 7147 Models

Another elegant watch that caters to both men and women is the Breguet Classique 7147. It comes in an alligator leather strap in either white or pink gold casing, and is available in four variations

This 40mm, self winding watch has a “Grand Feu” white enamel dial with either an Arabic or Roman numeral indices with a sub-dial positioned between 5 and 6 o’clock. Overall, this watch costs $21,500 USD andl has the style of an old pocket watch with its smooth, round, and flat appearance that blends well with the minimalist design of the dial and indexes.  

Price and Features of the Breguet Classique 5157 Models

Next in the series is the ultra thin Breguet Classique 5157 wristwatch. It has three variations available in yellow, white, or rose gold casing with a leather strap. This simple but elegant dress watch features some of the brand’s typical designs like the Roman numeral hour markers, Breguet “pomme” hands, and silver-gold guilloche engraved dial. This quintessential Breguet watch retails for around $17,800 USD. 

Prices and Features of the Breguet Classique “Hora Mundi” Models

An elaborate watch from this collection is the Breguet Classique “Hora Mundi” with a unique design engraved on the dial. It has six variations available in platinum or pink gold case and leather strap. It possesses self-winding movement, timezone display, date, and day/night indicators. A 43mm version retails for about  $78,900 USD. What is special about this watch is the dial’s hand-engraved design which showcases either the American continent, Europe-Africa, or Asia-Oceania with a beautiful blue “wave” motif as the background coated with translucent lacquer. 

Price and Features of the Breguet Classique Dame For Women

For the ladies, there are the Breguet Classique Dame 9087 and 9088, which are part of Breguet women’s watches. Both watches are 30mm with a self-winding movement, and a moon phase indicator located at the 6’oclock position. Furthermore, each model has five variations that are available in white or pink gold with a leather or metal bracelet option. 

The major difference between the two models are the indices and the bezel designs. The 9087 model has Roman numeral indices that elegantly blend with its non-gem bezel set which gives the watch an overall minimalist appearance. Meanwhile, the 9088 model has Arabic numerals and a beautiful diamond studded bezel set. Both watch models can retail from  $23,200 USD to $29,000 USD.

Breguet Classique Complications: The Revolutionary Tourbillon Designs 

The Breguet Classique Complications or the Classique “Grandes Complications” is one of Breguet’s prized collections since it honors their long standing history in the watchmaking industry. They have more than 15 models in the collection with accompanying variations available in different colored cases (white or rose gold, platinum) and leather straps. Some of the watches in the collection even have diamond embedded bezels or dials to really showcase the tourbillon movements. 

The Breguet watches in this collection fully represent the brand’s traditional watchmaking techniques and mastery in mechanical movement. With their countless contributions to the field of horology, Breguet continues to amaze its loyal customers and fellow watch enthusiasts alike with their myriad of tourbillon and skeleton designs that showcase their range of technical and mechanical abilities. 

For instance, the Breguet Classique Complications 3795 has a stunningly beautiful tourbillon skeleton dial design which shows the wearer the technical complications inside the watch itself. A manually bound movement watch with a perpetual calendar and 50-hour power reserve, it is available in either pink gold or platinum with brown or black leather straps. This 41mm Breguet Classique Tourbillon retails for around $179,400.00 USD. 

Another noteworthy model is the $206,000 USD Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette or the Breguet Classique “Grande Complication” 5395, which is also available in rose gold or platinum. This ultra-thin 41mm watch has a self-winding movement with peripheral oscillating weight. The overall design of the dial is complicated at best with the inside gears and mechanisms completely visible to the public to admire. 

History Behind the Breguet Classique

Breguet is considered as one of the oldest Swiss watch manufacturing companies, having begun in 1775. From then on, they have become a reputable luxury watch manufacturer that continues to be ambitious with their designs and inventions. Some of their greatest innovations include their very first wrist watch in 1810 for the Queen of Naples and the Magnetic Pivot patented in 2010 which improves the precision and reliability of timepieces, 

Out of all their innovations, however, “the Tourbillon” still remains as the legendary watchmaking tool which continues to influence other watch brands and horological devices. It was around 1795, patented in 1801, that A-L Breguet developed the tourbillon which helps in keeping the precision and accuracy of the wristwatches. Any tourbillon movement is considered challenging and complex to design since it requires a lot of patience and attention to the details. That is why tourbillon watches are priced at a higher rate than most other watches. 

We can see this with the Breguet Classique collection where each watch is a culmination of the brand’s traditional craftsmanship and modern elegance. For instance, the Breguet Classique 7147 and their recent 2020 models — the Breguet Classique 7137 and 7337 — were inspired from traditional pocket watches. These models serve as a representative of the brand’s heritage and prestige in the world of horology. That is why their history in watchmaking has garnered a lot of loyal customers who are willing to invest in high quality watches that are both functional and visually stunning. 

Reasons to Buy a Breguet Classique Watch

Breguet watches, in general, are exquisite and extraordinary in their own way, and Breguet Classique is no exception to this uniqueness. Their entire collection, including the Breguet Classique tourbillon models, offers something new and exciting for the customers to add into their collections.

1. The Brand that Invented the Tourbillon

Of course, when you buy from the Breguet Classique, you are acknowledging and appreciating Breguet’s legendary invention which is the Tourbillon. It is one of the reasons why people would choose Breguet for their tourbillon watch designs since it is a brand that has the necessary expertise to produce wrist watches which are intricately complicated yet elegantly beautiful. 

2. Wide Varieties of Luxury Dress Watches for Men and Women

Another reason to buy a Breguet watch is the wide selection of watches they have available. Almost all of the watches in both the Breguet Classique and Classique Complications collections have a variation available in different shades of gold. In general, each of the watches have a unique and interesting personality with their own varying level of complexities. That is why Breguet Classique and Classique Complications are such wonderful watch collections to consider since you have a lot of luxurious dress watches that can match your preferred aesthetic. You can choose from their minimal yet elegant dress watches to their most intricately designed timepieces. 

3. High-Quality Mechanical Movements with Additional Features 

Aside from the collection’s aesthetic appeal, these watches are also functional with its high quality automatic and mechanical movements or complications (tourbillon). As discussed, the tourbillon helps in providing the watch a smoother movement that is both precise and accurate. Aside from the movements,  Breguet also offers watches with other practical features like date indicator, perpetual calendar, moon phases, and time zones.

Famous Patrons of the Breguet Classique

Given the long history of Breguet, their most distinguished patrons were people from royalty like Marie-Antoinette, the Queen of France (1782), or with outstanding influence like Sir Winston Churchill in 1901. Ever since the launch of the Breguet brand in the early 1770s, they have garnered a lot of attention from high-ranking individuals who were enthusiastic about Breguet’s watch designs. 

Until now, Breguet is serving its loyal customers with designs and mechanisms that are worth admiring. Their rich history of famous patrons continues with our generation’s modern icons like the famous Portugeause football player, Christiano Ronaldo. He was seen wearing a Breguet Classique “Grande Complication”  Double Tourbillon 5349PT during the launch of his new fragrance in Italy. This 50mm platinum watch is embedded with diamonds around its bezel, casing, crown, and dial. It is truly a beautiful horological timepiece that deserves recognition for its diamond encrusted decorations. 

Breguet Classique: The Beauty of Traditional Watchmaking

The Breguet Classique collection combines the personality of Breguet’s traditional spirit with its modern ideals and creativity. As a result, the Breguet Classique and Classique Complications showcase this multifaceted craftsmanship of the watchmakers as they continue to design and produce even more ambitious wristwatches which contain more tourbillon complications and innovations. Indeed, the Breguet Classique collection is the pinnacle of beauty in traditional watchmaking. 

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