A visit at the Breguet Paris Boutique Part One: The Review of the Breguet Classique 5177 Enamel Blue, White Gold.

May 06, 2019,22:55 PM
 


I already reviewed this Classique 5177 in white gold with its blue dial, and told you that my feelings were very positive about that watch. 

Yesterday, I had a meeting at the Breguet Boutique in Paris, with my contact at the Manufacture, and Mr Emmanuel Breguet. I could take some pictures about the Classique 5177, and my feelings were confirmed, it is a really nice watch. 

Nice, and elegant, with the case proportions which are just perfect for a watch of this kind and of this spirit. Not too big, with a diameter of 38 mm, nor too thick, with a height of 8, 8 mm. The thin and slim lugs, the ribs on the side case are enhancing or highlighting its natural elegance. 



The movement, the Cal 777Q, is nicely finished, with a fine decoration of the rotor and all the classic codes of movement finishings. Ok, I would have preferred a manual winding movement, because even a nicely decorated rotor hides such a nice movement. But it is ok. Is there a part of modernity, in this classic decorum? Yes, as this movement has a silicon escapement and balance spring.


The dial is a marvel. It is the first time I see a deep blue enamel dial. On the official pictures, it is hard to have an exact idea on the true hue of blue. In the reality, it is purely fascinating and oozes elegance and refinement with its stars, diamonds and fleur de lys indices, as well as the famous Breguet Hours Markers. 

The typical Breguet hands complement and compliment this scenery. 





If only... It didn't have a date, I would have jumped on such a watch. 

Another important point, the watch has a pleasant density, due to the white gold case. 

All in all, a very convincing dressy, elegant and refined watch. This is the idea I have of what should be a Breguet. 

Looking forward to read your comments and thoughts,

Best.

Nicolas


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Thanks for the detailed view & pics Nico

 
 By: maverickmahesh : May 6th, 2019-23:06
I love the dial, very elegant in deed. Thinking of the date window that we don’t prefer, the way it is & the 2nd digit longer to match the window is a cool touch. Seeing the position of the date, is the movement tad too small to the case ? Of course no da... 

i think it is a good choice they made...

 
 By: maverickmahesh : May 6th, 2019-23:58
i was thinking you're powerful enough to get a LE without date ;-)

wow...i didn't knew this...

 
 By: maverickmahesh : May 7th, 2019-01:09
without the date window it is damn good !!

Here it is.

 
 By: amanico : May 7th, 2019-01:11
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+1. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : May 7th, 2019-02:12

The dial is a really marvel.

 
 By: Jizerosh : May 7th, 2019-00:38
There are only two colours on the watch - deep blue and gold-silver. This I like very much. Thank you for sharing.

what to say??... a gem...

 
 By: Izhik : May 7th, 2019-01:27
everything, dial, case decoration on the side, wonderful and typical hands....what captured immediately my attention was the trapez date window...as usual, the catch are the small details...my only thing with those models are the somehow bold lugs....I wo... 

Thanks for sharing !

 
 By: sebks : May 7th, 2019-11:06
the dial color is amazing... and i love the central second! I’m not an anti-date extremist but I find that the way it is implemented here is one of the worst I’ve ever seen. It seems too close to the 3, like a rushed / last minute after thought... Movemen...