Two Breguet minute repeaters which chime with the kind of crystal-clear sound never heard before in watches.
In 2008, Breguet came out with a new way of designing minute repeaters, fitting them with an entirely re-engineered movement incorporating new materials and featuring innovative positions for the gongs, gong rests and hammers. This watch features that patented technique, which enables it to generate a crystal-clear sound from the case, the kind never heard before in any repeater without chimes. Its large, 42 mm white or pink gold case houses the minute repeater movement, featuring running seconds at 9 o’clock and a 24-hour (day/ night) sub-dial at 3 o’clock. The gold gongs of the repeater match the colour of the case, while the hard-metal hammers have been polished and bevelled. The hand-wound movement visible through the clear sapphire case back has been entirely chased by hand while, in true Breguet style, the dial is in manually engine-turned silvered gold.
Another achievement of Breguet’s acoustic laboratory, this watch is a `senior’ companion piece to the 7637 design, adding the prestige of baguette diamonds to the minute repeater function. Ideal for conveying sound vibrations beyond the case, the diamond’s hardness and pureness further improve the watch’s sonority by reducing vibration loss to a minimum. Following the lead of major sound-system specialists whose loudspeakers now feature diamond conduction, Breguet decided to introduce a fully diamond-set design whose setting is as perfect as the acoustic performance of its minute repeater. The spectacularly pure sound it emits is certain to delight any connoisseur of ringing or chiming Grande Horlogerie. Including its bracelet attachments, crown and dial, the case is entirely covered in invisibly set diamonds that turn the watch into a fabulous gem.
This exceptional pocket watch minute repeater combines a tourbillion.