Thursday, January 28, 2016

Breguet Classique Phase de Lune Dame 9088

The Classique Phase de Lune Dame 9088, to be unveiled by Breguet at Baselworld 2016, is a classic ladies’ timepiece adorned with one of the most poetic complications in watchmaking: the moon phase.

With its Classique Phase de Lune Dame 9088, Breguet enhances its collection of timepieces for women with a watch of timeless elegance. Its pure lines faithfully reproduce the hallmarks that have ensured the success of the House for over 240 years. Both discreet and remarkable, this white-gold watch, measuring 30 mm in diameter, features exquisitely fluted sides and a dial in white ‘grand feu’ enamel.

The latter is adorned with Arabic numerals, also known as ‘Breguet numerals’ in reference to the founder of the House, who designed them in 1783. The minutes track, made up of tiny stars, together with stylised fleurs-de-lys for the five-minute fractions pay tributes to the Breguet watchmaking tradition.  The blued-steel hours and minutes hands of this Classique Phase de Lune Dame are inspired by the famous open tipped Breguet hands also invented in 1783. Here, they have been redesigned and complement the enamel dial perfectly. The display of information is completed by a small-seconds hand and moon-phase aperture at 6 o’clock. 
The elegance of this timepiece is enhanced by a series of sublimely delicate brilliant-cut diamonds that grace the bezel and lugs. To ensure its female clientele are spoilt for choice, Breguet also offers this Classique Phase de Lune Dame in a rose-gold version, and a non-gem-set version.  In addition, the House has also produced a model featuring natural mother-of-pearl that has been engine-turned by hand, complete with Breguet hands and Roman numerals, in white or rose gold, either gem-set or non-gem-set. The brand has thus added a total of eight models to its Classique collection and women’s range.

The Classique Phase de Lune Dame houses the Breguet 537L calibre, a self-winding mechanical movement equipped with a silicon escapement and spiral. As is customary, Breguet once again devotes its technical developments and watchmaking expertise to women. Visible through a sapphire crystal case back, the movement of this timepiece reveals a range of finishes that reflect the highest Haute Horlogerie tradition. ‘Côtes de Genève’ decorative ribbing graces the bridges, while the gold oscillating weight is adorned with ‘barley grain’ engine turning.

Technical details
Model: Breguet Classique Phase De Lune Dame 9088

Ref. 9088BB/29/964 DD00

18-carat white gold with a finely fluted case band
Bezel and lugs set with 66 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1,04 ct)
Sapphire crystal case back
Diameter of 30 mm
Welded lugs with screw bars
Water resistant to 3 bars (30 m)

‘Grand feu’ enamel
Individually numbered and signed Breguet
Hours circle with Arabic numerals
Moon-age and -phase indicator, plus small seconds at 6 o’clock
Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel

Mechanical, self-winding
Numbered and signed Breguet. Cal. 537L. 83/4lines. 26 jewels. 45-hour power reserve. In-line Swiss lever escapement in silicon. Silicon spiral. Frequency of 3.5 Hz. Adjusted in 6 positions


Also available in
Rose gold:  Reference 9088BR/29/964 DD00
Non-gem-set version: Reference 9087BB/29/964 
With dial in natural, engine-turned mother-of-pearl: Reference 9088BB/52/964 DD00

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