While most of our attention these days is on wristwatches, Breguet is among those few renowned manufactures who are still very much involved in creating exceptional replica pocket watches.
The replica pocket watch is contained in the gold case and, appropriately, this is the side of the watch we first saw. We often admire mechanical watches for what we can see, even though large parts of most are obscured by plates or, perhaps, a rotor. Not so here on the Breguet Classique replica Complications 1907. Through the large sapphire crystal, you can see quite a bit.
On closer inspection, there are two different textures applied to the surface on the Breguet Classique Complications 1907, courtesy of a rose engine which is operated by hand; this is how the textures get on to the silvered gold dial. Use of the rose engine to get these sorts of guilloche patterns onto a dial is certainly a rare thing to see these days and something we more commonly see done via stamping.
As for the cutouts on the dial of the replica pocket watch. The one at the 5 o’clock position is, of course, showing off the tourbillon with its typically Breguet skeletonized cock, three-spoke cage, and gold balance wheel with screws in its periphery. Right next to it are two more apertures that reveal the mirror polished hammers.
The Breguet Classique Complications 1907 swiss replica watch comes in a massive – and beautiful – 56.5mm-wide and almost 22mm-thick gold case. If you had something this heavy on your wrist, you would no doubt have a very tired arm at the end of the day.