Of all of the high-quality, well-finished and technically impressive Breguet watches, it is probably the Breguet Classique 5177 that you think of when you consider modern watches from the brand, and there’s a very good reason for that. Its spartan conservatism forces you to look for any notes of flair or extravagance, and you’re rewarded all the more for it.
Amidst the inky depths of the expansive Grand Feu enamel dial, you are treated to the classically proportioned silver Arabic numerals, finished with an expressive serif that speaks to its discreet élan. As we discuss in the video, while Breguet are known for their mastery of the guilloché technique on all manner of surface materials, they employ some of the best enamel dials on earth, exemplified in the dial of the Breguet Classique 5177.
While the dial is sparse, the restraint offers one of the most perfect expressions of a modern dress watch on the market. Far from being dull, the thoughtfulness of each element shows exactly what can be achieved when more than 200 years of collective expertise is distilled into a single watch.
Breguet Classique 5177 price
The Breguet Classique 5177 has an RRP of AUD $32,000
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