breguet - Chronographe Classique - 5287 BB - Or gris
Luc Virginius / Chronopassion
breguet - Chronographe Classique - 5287 BB - Or gris

Chronographe Classique - 5287 BB - Or gris

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Time in the Breguet style

The classique watch is directly inspired by the work of A.-L. Breguet. It embodies the principles with which be revolutionized watch design : purity of form , harmony of proportioned clarity of information, reflecting the ordered beauty of the movement within.Its features are the hallmarks of the Breguet style , from its finely-fluted caseband to its hand-engraved « guilloché »dial.With its strong personality, your Classique represents the ideal face of time.
 

Technical specifications

Description
Classique chronograph in 18-carat rose gold. Hand-wound movement with double seconds and 30-minute totalizer. Tachometric scale surrounding the chapter ring. Silvered gold dial, hand-engraved on a rose engine. Sapphire case back. Water-resistant to 3 bar ( 30 m ). Diameter : 42.5 mm. Also in white gold. Available with Black rhodium-plated gold dial.
 
Movement
Winding Hand-winding Power reserve (hours) 48
Calibre 533,3 Lines 12 Jewels 24 Frequency 3
Balance-wheel Breguet
Escapement Swiss straight-line lever
Balance-spring Breguet
Case Metal White gold
Sapphire caseback 
Case shape Round Diameter (mm) 42,5
Case thickness (mm) 12,1
Water-resistant (m) 30
 

Who's who

It’s a rare occasion: when asked “Why have Breguet at Chronopassion?” Laurent Picciotto is visibly stuck for a quick answer. But the asker scarcely has time to savour his narrow victory before Laurent quickly recovers: “It goes without saying. We can’t do without Breguet. Breguet invented everything – or nearly,” before evening the score with one of his characteristic aphorisms: “beauty is eternal.” The relationship between Chronopassion and Breguet is now firmly established and very promising – but things were not always so. After having been at 271 Rue Saint Honoré for almost a quarter of a century, Breguet suddenly became the focus of special attention a few years ago when a very particular event occurred – the sale of the brand to the Swatch Group. “I stepped back a bit in order to observe what was happening: initially, it seemed to me that the image of the Group and that of the grand old lady of watchmaking were not really compatible,” recalls Laurent Picciotto. Within a few months, however, he was reassured: “Hayek senior adopted Breguet as his baby. He immediately grasped the magnitude and weight of its history. Within two or three years, he clearly stated his desire to develop it, whilst remaining committed to its great tradition. Breguet is not just any old brand. It constitutes a whole swathe of the history of watchmaking in its own right.” The developments undertaken by the Swatch Group were completely consistent with Chronopassion’s approach: preserving capital whilst constantly adding something new, in keeping with the founder’s original wishes. In the end, over the years, Breguet has successfully presented historic yet contemporary watches, at amazingly attractive prices. “Breguet continues to be a benchmark. Its timepieces are quite simply of perfect design. Every register is covered, from ladies’ watches through to military chronographs, raised to new heights by the brand in its approach to the Type 20,” concludes Laurent Picciotto. “Here in the twenty-first century, Breguet is still very much a force to be reckoned with.” 
 
Journalist : Olivier Müller
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