Breguet’s Latest Marvel
Complex, striking and yet another impressive feat from the Swiss master – get to know the new Quantième perpétuel 7327.
Complexity through simplicity has been the alluring path of revered Swiss manufacturer Breguet for almost 250 years.
As a forefather of modern watchmaking, Breguet inhibits a rarefied space – one built on tradition as well as progression; be it through the tasteful reimagining of complications or subtle, eye-catchingly effective forms of finishing and elevated craftmanship.
Now, distilling this brand’s ethos even further, the esteemed atelier has unveiled its latest timepiece — reinterpreting a combination of complications and finishes that Abraham-Louis Breguet himself pioneered.
The new Quantième Perpétuel 7327 sits within the house’s Classique collection – a nod to the first perpétuelle pieces Breguet developed for his clients throughout the 1780s, many of which had a calendar function that gave rise to the perpetual calendars countless esteemed houses replicate to this day.
Breguet’s new twist on the function makes playful use of the geometry of the face, housing the calendar in a semi-circle in its top-left quadrant. Opposite it sits a hand-hammered moonphase chart, while day, date and year indicators round things out at the dial base.
While brimming with an impressive level of function, the newcomer still maintains a minimalist (read: user-friendly) aesthetic. This, of course, is elevated by a Clous de Paris hobnail pattern that gives the face a subtle lift while allowing each individual element to stand on its own.
A wealth of horological wizardry is required to achieve such a feat – 294 pieces making up each painstakingly hand-built Calibre 502.3.P movement. Each has a central gearing system that gives the piece a mechanical memory of four years, allowing the watch to take in to account the individual days of each month, as well as leap years.
As Breguet pioneered in the late 18th century, it also naturally oscillating with the wearer’s movements to keep itself in near-perfect time, with a total power reserve of 45 hours. All of this is even more startling when you take into account everything is housed in a wafer-thin 4.5mm body.
The Quantième Perpétuel 7327 is presented in 18K white or rose gold, adorned with complimenting navy and brown crocodile leather straps respectively.
Available now, $116,800 (both options); breguet.com
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