After an exclusive launch and a world tour, the exhibition “Breguet, Watchmaker to the Royal Navy” has arrived to the Breguet boutique of Zurich and will be on display through February 2018.
One of the best areas of the Breguet Type XXI is that the motion – that is somewhat more than your regular triple register chronograph. What is also extremely important to mention is that, unlike most (or all I can remember) Breguet Type XXI watches, the motion – with its attractive machine-polished gold strand – is visible via a sapphire crystal display caseback window on the back of the watch. Inside the watch is the very well-regarded in-house Breguet grade 584Q/2. This is the newest model of the caliber 584Q, which now contains an “inverted in-line Swiss lever” silicon escapement from the 584Q/2, compared to the metal straight-line lever escapement from the 584Q. This, of course, isn’t the very first Breguet watch to use silicon parts – and it is good to see the newest continue to adopt this technology, as it assists the moves perform better over time.The caliber 584Q/2 functions at 4Hz (28,800bph) using a power reserve of 48 hours. The automated movement offers the moment, date, and flyback chronograph, along with a synchronized 24-hour hand that functions as an AM/PM indicator. The chronograph is also a central minutes and fundamental seconds chronograph, so you will find just two centrally-mounted chronograph hands to quantify these two sections of time. The subdials on the face are used for the running seconds of the time, chronograph hour index, along with the synchronized 24-hour hand (which among other things makes setting the time simpler). The movement in function and performance is actually nice, and easily a highlight for owning this or other Breguet Type XXI watches.
It recounts the ties that connect the House of Breguet Watches Xxii Replica to the world of maritime navigation and invites its visitors to discover the fundamentals of its 2017 masterpiece, the Marine Équation Marchante 5887, that features one of the rarest and most fascinating complications – the equation of time.
Book your private visit of this exhibition by email firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone +41(0) 44 215 11 88.