The new 8787 Classic
collection is of the same family of the 7787, 7788 and 8788. The 7XXX
is of diameter 39mm while the 8XXX is of diameter 36mm, manufactured for
the Ladies. Gentlemen, this could be an idea for your 'the Valentine
8787 (in this post) is of 18K rose gold case diameter 36mm which will
embrace most Ladies' wrists snugly. Another variation, the 8788 is with
a pave diamond bezel for those who prefer the extra touch.
The dial is of grand feu enamelling and matched with beautiful blued Beguet-hands with moonphase and power reserve indicators. Within the slender 10.20mm case, is fitted with extra-thin automatic Caliber 591 DRL with silicon escapement.
Below are some photographs of Ref 8787BR/29/986 ...
Multi-level of hands crossing over each others. Great to have the end of the hands pointed downward to facilitate easy reading.
Tapered down lug design ensuring good fit on the Lady's wrist .
Same details with the signatures fluted caseband and signed crown.
Case water resistance is rated to 30m.
The quick-set corrector at 9H for the moon-phase adjustment.
The 38-hour power reserve indicator. Not sure why arrow-markers are
used ... could be substituted with something playful yet remain
classical since this reference is for the Ladies.
The 4 Hz automatic Calibre 591DRL, per specification is with a
double barrel. Somehow expecting a higher power reserve than 38 hours.
Finishing is done well.
Escapement and flat balance spring in silicon with Breguet balance-wheel which is also in the iconic La Tradition.
Beautiful guilloche gold rotor.
Bi-colour engraved wordings on the bridges.
Leather strap paired with a solid gold deployant buckle.
The 8787 is
a elegant piece for the Ladies, a decent blend of form and function.
The enamel dial with the blued hands is a good aesthetic combination
while the movement fitted with silicon escapement is also done by few
add a touch of novelty and sophistication too.
For gentlemen, if
you like this dial configuration, a larger 39mm version with either
enamel or guilloche dial is waiting for you too
Does this piece appeal to any of you?
This message has been edited by Kong on 2012-02-10 09:10:00
The new 8787 Classic collection is of the same family of the 7787, 7788 and 8788. The 7XXX is of diameter 39mm while the 8XXX is of diameter 36mm, manufactured for the Ladies. Gentlemen, this could be an idea for your 'the Valentine gift' The 8787 (in thi...
even in a larger size, but it's a lovely interpretation of some of their historical designs. I'd also like to thank Breguet for: a) not compromising the design by adding in a date window (those always look weird in enamel) b) not covering it in diamonds o...
Hi A There is a diamond version, did not have the pics though For your Lady...could consider this if your area has them - Reine De Naples Steel 8967ST. Fully agreed on the date window. Enamel in pink...NO NO !!! Kong
It is a beautiful watch but I think that I prefer the guilloché dial: Moreover, the base movement is the Lemania 8810 formerly the Longines 990: I would have prefered something more "exclusive". Thanks a lot for your great pics. Fx...
This is not because a watch has not a balanced watch that I don't like it, but here, the power reserve is ruining the dial, in my opinion. Too bad, because the enamel dial is superb, as well as the moonphase. Best, Nicolas.
Since I disagree with you completely. I think the moonphase is the weaker part of the design, it's too "pretty", and a bit too big, for the very traditional aesthetic. The weirdly off-center RdM hews very closely to some of AL Breguets earlier pieces (the...
It's always a matter of personal test. I like that earlier POWER statement above ... It applies to power reserve, seconds hand, length of hands and all the visual details in my view. Everything is “powerfully” executed. The way the time hands cross with t...
The only female styling cue is the fact that it's 36mm, the same diameter as a Datejust and the fact that it has such a thin bezel means it will wear larger. It will look incredibly masculine on a feminine wrist I would think. Poor lazy marketing to call ...
i do like the watch very much, and i find the placement of the power reserve kind of intriguing. to my eye, it does not put the composition off balance. the guilloche version is very nice, but, naturally has a much different personality. a last observatio...
Hi Chris I have to agree the layout is still well-balanced to me. Except with the extra long counter-weight of the second-hand, but somehow, will need to intentionally to observe it, otherwise it seems to blend in with the layout. I am curious with those ...
I personally like a watch with a power reserve indicator to be a manual wind. More logical As for this, the original base, is a Lemania 8810 (as FX highlighted), it was a super thin automatic calibre. Also without the rotor, the movement will be too small...
Like it better with a seconds hand. The asymmetry and complex face makes it intriguing and, well, a Breguet. Not sure I understand Kong's 'movement is too small for the case comment' comment. This feature has been brilliantly pulled off numerous times, mo...