Breguet Classique Dame 9068

Reference 9068 – An elegant and sober lady’s Breguet watch

Among other discoveries at Baselworld, one model really caught our attention. A beautiful Breguet reference 9068: an achievement in many aspects.

By Audrey Humbert

With a rich offer of watches dedicated to women, it is quite rare to find a wristwatch combining an elegant and feminine design while maintaining all aspects of traditional watchmaking. In this instance, the result is an incredibly well-balanced watch highlighted by its sober yet powerful aesthetic. This reference 9068 will undoubtedly dominate the Breguet  Classique collection and establish itself as a natural choice to ladies with refined tastes. Since the very beginning, lady’s watches are present in the delivery books of the brand and were adopted by demanding prominent ladies. A famous example is the collection Reine de Naples that was launched in 2002. It is named after Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples, who most certainly was one of the major clients of Breguet in the early 19th Century. Abraham Louis Breguet conceived especially for her the first wristwatch that he delivered in 1812.

Breguet Classique Dame 9068

Function and aesthetic

Beautifully classic, every elements of this reference 9068 were carefully designed introducing the right proportions to the case while every single details of recognition for a model manufactured by Breguet are present. The achievement of this watch lays in its relatively thin case enhanced through the fluted sides that are typical of the brand. Subtly applied with the appropriate discretion, the diamond-setting on the bezel and the wire lugs add a touch of elegance to the watch.

Breguet 9068

The richly decorated dial is likewise extremely well-balanced and we like its high legibility achieved through the use of different finishes. The brushed chapter ring reveals the secret signature usually applied to Breguet dials. It surrounds the finest engine-turned centre. Every single details is thoroughly defined such as the counterpoise to the second hands, the Breguet hands, the outer beady minute divisions, etc… As a master in combining function and aesthetic, Abraham-Louis Breguet always strived for the best. The codes that he implemented through his life were maintained after him proving that already at these early times of watchmaking he had reached excellence in his discipline.

Breguet Classique 9068

Silicon balance spring

Breguet did set anti counterfeiting measures very early. Indeed, at the time of his establishment, his success was such that already at that time, copies of different level of quality were produced. In order to protect his in-house savoir faire, he applied his secret signature as well as the identification number of the case, right here on the dial. These have become signs of recognition of the vast majority of the Breguet production. This results in cutting widely the risks of counterfeit considering the fact that to replace a dial, you would need to first change the engravings on it. So the traceability that was put in practice for the last centuries, has proved to be very efficient.

Breguet 9068

Fitted into the case, the calibre 591A distinguishes from the previous version cal. 591 due to the introduction of a silicon balance spring. It benefits from 38 hours of power reserve. The movement is as finely decorated as the case and the engine-turned decoration on the rotor can be admired through the sapphire glazed back. His hearts beats at a frequency of 28’800 a/h with the seconds that literally flies around the clock. The automatic winding will be very appreciated as it avoids winding the watch daily at regular times.

Breguet Classique Dame 9068

To those women who like beautifully crafted work of art, we recommend this watch that will be the perfect fit to accompany you during your busy day in the office or while being elegantly dressed for a cocktail.

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