With Tahitian mother-of-pearl adorned with sparkles of red and diamonds, the clean lines of the Breguet Classique 9065, designed for women, tempts romantic reverie. Presented for the first time with a deeply lustrous Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial, the new Classique 9065 adds a touch of passion to Breguet’s classic style. Vermilion notes warm the composition, echoing the vibrant red of the ruby set on the crown. Encircled by the gold of the second hand, a delicate, crimson heart beats out the passing time. The date is shown in cream numerals through a garnet window, while the iridescent red satin strap shimmers and accentuates the sparkling timepiece. For even more luster, 88 brilliant-cut diamonds illuminate the bezel of the fine rose gold case, and the lugs of the strap. The model beats to the rhythm of an automatic manufacture caliber with all the essential functions and a 38-hour power reserve. Breguet presents the Classique 9065 Tahitian mother-of-pearl as part of an exclusive series of 28 numbered timepieces, reserved for a selection of its boutiques.
Breguet’s Classique line takes inspiration from the most classic Breguet codes, dating back to the eighteenth century. Since then, the clean lines of the Breguet style, underpinned by mechanical reliability, have seduced the most prestigious and powerful women in Europe: Queen Marie-Antoinette, Caroline Bonaparte – sister of Napoleon – and even the Empresses Joséphine and Marie-Louise. The years pass, but Breguet’s success never falters. Sovereigns such as Maria Christina, Queen of Spain, Victoria, Queen of England, and even Anna Gould, Duchess of Talleyrand, have all chosen a Breguet timepiece.
The Breguet 3023 watch, sold in 1817 to the Duchess of Wellington and today exhibited in the Louvre, exemplifies Breguet’s timeless neo-classical style which has continued through to the Classique 9065. The open-tipped hands, conceived in 1783, improve readability. Similarly, very delicate, powdered tracing make the Breguet Arabic numerals stand out. Visible through the sapphire-crystal caseback, the self-winding 591A caliber fits into a delicate, rose gold case with fluted sides. The model number is marked on the caseback along with the timepiece’s individual number, which the owner can add to the Breguet registers – kept continuously since the 1780s.
The elegant Classique 9065 evokes refined romanticism and calls to mind the intellectual pleasures narrated by poet Constance de Salm in her verses reflecting on evenings spent in the company of accomplished friends: authors, artists, savants, politicians – and watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet.