Breguet Classique 5177 blue enamel

Sep 01, 2020,06:36 AM
 

Saw this at the AD today. Such an elegant and discreet piece of haute horology ! Even the date doesn’t bother me as much as I thought it would. Somehow the quirky shape of the date window and the effort to make the date window’s background similar in colour to the dial makes me accept it. In fact these days I start to appreciate watches with (readable) dates as I find the function useful. I know Nico would disagree for sure lol :p


It’s not an easy watch to capture on pictures. I only managed to take 1 shot which I like but even then , the blue is not really in this hue (some orange lighting in the boutique distorted how it looks on a photo).

A pic to share here

Cheers
Robin 




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I can imagine !

 
 By: jrwong23 : September 1st, 2020-06:43
Same sentiments. Even though I can accept the date and appreciate its function, I can’t deny the Ginza no date version is even better looking ! Cheers Robin

Ginza LE is similar without date.

 
 By: willski : September 1st, 2020-07:11
Beautiful piece too!

+++1! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 1st, 2020-22:55

Agree

 
 By: jrwong23 : September 1st, 2020-19:32
If not for the date !

Most welcome ! [nt]

 
 By: jrwong23 : September 1st, 2020-19:32

Besides the date window...

 
 By: mdg : September 1st, 2020-08:30
...the seconds hand always looks too thick to me. It appears the same thickness as the minutes hand. I would prefer that it were very thin.

Good point now I can’t unsee that !

 
 By: jrwong23 : September 1st, 2020-19:33
That’s quite common with the Classique line

This is one of my favorite pieces from Breguet.

 
 By: jlux : September 1st, 2020-08:37
I believe I could live with the date ....although I am not 100% sure.

I know exactly what you mean, that taking a picture is hard with the blue enamel.

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : September 1st, 2020-08:40
I took it to the door in order to catch it with sunlight. The 5177 is superb, "even" with the date window, which does not bother me at all. You are right about the quircky shape of the date, that makes the date window even more likeable. ...  

Once again my friend

 
 By: jrwong23 : September 1st, 2020-19:35
You are the Vlad on this reference !

Really??? [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 1st, 2020-22:56

Yes ... though

 
 By: jrwong23 : September 2nd, 2020-06:06
You didn’t like the date as always lol

I like it a lot!

 
 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : September 1st, 2020-15:57
...  

You got one ?

 
 By: jrwong23 : September 1st, 2020-19:35
Tell me more if you did and how you feel

Just tried it on several times. I like it! [nt]

 
 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : September 2nd, 2020-04:45

Hehe the poison level increases

 
 By: jrwong23 : September 2nd, 2020-06:06
With each try :p

very elegant Breguet [nt]

 
 By: Mohannad (aka Riddler) : September 3rd, 2020-00:37

I feel the same ! :)

 
 By: jrwong23 : September 3rd, 2020-07:01
Even the date is annoying me less and less lol