Breguet revealed its contribution to the Only Watch 2013 charity auction and it is a beautiful, timeless classic. The auction, held twice a year in Monaco by AMM (Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies), benefits Duchene muscular dystrophy. It attracts the best watchmakers from all over the world.
Breguet’s contribution is the Classique Chronograph open worked 5284 model. Encased in sparkling yellow Gold, the watch includes a beautiful hand-wound movement, the very same motor that powers many high-quality, designer brand watches.
The crystal case lends clear view to the hand-engraved movement, and it is also visible from the back of the watch. It’s a purely masterful workmanship first created by Albert Piguet over 70 years ago. Surrounded by a pure Gold case that is beautiful for its simplicity, and that allows the complexity of the craftmanship to take center stage.
But the case itself is not overly simple. It has very fluting around the band a signature detail harkening back to Breguets earliest creations. This stunning watch is an excellent choice that one lucky, esteemed collector will be thrilled to add to their collection.
The durability and lasting design of this watch movement truly sets it apart from most. Breguet is proud to introduce this to such a fine charity event, and feels this watch will attract the most knowledgeable and passionate collectors.
Since it’s inception, the movement has gained a great reputation, one other watchmakers admire. The watch includes two smaller additional dials on either side of the hands (both open), one is a seconds counter, the other a thirty-minute timer. Each adds distinction to the design.
Beautiful in sophistication, style and prominence, it’s just as accessible and in-tune to today’s watch collector as it is artistic. This is part of Breguet’s pursuit and will continue to be in the future.