PRE BASEL 2019: Breguet Classique 5177 Grand Feu Blue Enamel.

Feb 18, 2019,05:19 AM

Here are some pictures I received from my contact at Breguet of this year novelty, the Breguet Classique 5177 Grand Feu Blue Enamel. 

My first feeling is very positive, and I think this is the kind of watch which deserves real pictures ( which I will take as soon as possible ) and most importantly, which has to be discovered in the " metal ". 

This is the kind of Breguet I like. The dial and the case have a lot of DNA of the brand, exquisite, refined. 

The case, for example, is 38 mm big, which is good enough for an elegant watch, made in white gold, with flushed sides we are used to see with watches of this brand. The thin welded lugs are consistent with the spirit of this watch. And the height is, for case of this size, in harmony: 8, 8 mm. 

The dial is sublime. The  Grand Feu Dark Blue enamel is eye catching, as well as the Breguet numbers, and the blend of stars, diamonds and Fleur de Lys shaped indices. The Breguet numbers are silver powder finished.

Pay attention to the zone between 6 o' clock and the axis of the hands, and you will find the famous Breguet secret signature.

We find the typical hours, minutes and seconds hands, " pomme ". 

We are close to perfection, here. I personally have a regret, the presence of the date... 

I can't help thinking that WITHOUT the date, we would have been closer to perfection. 

At least, the date is discreet, here...  

The movement is a mix of tradition and modernity: Tradition, as we have the key codes of a Classic finishing, with Cotes de Genève, chamfering, perlage... It is very pleasant to see, and it is not always the case for automatic movements. The 18 Kt gold rotor receives an impressive guilloché ( hand made ). 

Modern, because this calibre 777Q has a silicon escapement and balance spring. 

Yes, this Breguet is a real Classique. 

Compared to the former Guilloché or the White Enamel versions, there is on difference in price: 23, 100 CHF, tax included. 

The guilloché and White Enamel former versions:

Looking forward to reading your comments and thoughts,



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Looking forward to Breguet's full 2019 line up!

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : February 18th, 2019-05:28
This is a good beginning! The no-date version was a LE for Japan last year, iirc.

P.S. Did you see the Bucherer Breguet Marine?

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : February 18th, 2019-05:29
It's excellent.

No, I didn't... Yet. [nt]

 By: amanico : February 18th, 2019-06:48

I agree, it looked good. [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 8th, 2019-11:37

Super Nice

 By: RG1 : February 18th, 2019-05:30
I like the blue dial, it will be perfect without the date, IMHO. Anyway, nice start from Breguet...

+2 [nt]

 By: 11111 : February 20th, 2019-12:09

Blue one is a winner! [nt]

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : February 18th, 2019-05:46

He he he... ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : February 18th, 2019-06:50

I will say Pre Zürich 2019. LOL [nt]

 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : February 18th, 2019-06:08

Next year... ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : February 18th, 2019-06:50

Yes! You got it! [nt]

 By: amanico : February 18th, 2019-06:51

The Date, absent on the Ginza Edition...

 By: amanico : February 18th, 2019-06:47
Ref 5175: ...  

THIS is OK! :-) [nt]

 By: massimiliano : February 18th, 2019-06:51

I am with you, here... [nt]

 By: amanico : February 18th, 2019-06:52

Not nearly the cachet as this Breguet

 By: Watch_This : February 18th, 2019-08:20
But this CYS has all that I like In a blue watch. No date, symmetric dial, thin profile, skeleton back, and sexy deployant clasp...all for a fraction of the price. With that said, this Breguet is gorgeous. Cheers Drew ...  

I absolutely love this.

 By: zabreg1 Mr White : February 18th, 2019-07:28
The date doesn't bother me one bit, as it in nicely angled and asymmetrical, with the blue background. It fits in. Besides, I have been lusting over the Ginza LE they made a while back, and it was exactly like this (except without the date). This just sho... 

Highly refined 👍🏻

 By: JLCman : February 18th, 2019-07:37
Breguet at its finest. For a price of course 😎

It's always the date that bothers me on the Breguets I like.

 By: Pour le Mérite : February 18th, 2019-08:07
Why you do this to me, Breguet?

I really like this a lot.

 By: BMR : February 18th, 2019-09:03
I really do not like the date, but the rest of it is so right in so many ways. At this price, I think the presence of the date would bother me too much to justify an acquisition sadly.

I may be wrong

 By: sham1 : February 18th, 2019-09:44
but I believe Breguet did produce a limited edition for the Japanese market without the date, in blue enamel. Perfect!!

They did it, for Ginza.

 By: amanico : February 18th, 2019-09:55

Sorry for not reading

 By: sham1 : February 18th, 2019-09:58
all the posts above before replying. I noticed that what I said had already been mentioned!

No worries. [nt]

 By: amanico : February 18th, 2019-13:51

Most probably. [nt]

 By: amanico : February 18th, 2019-13:51

Beautiful dial! [nt]

 By: jleno : February 20th, 2019-16:51

Thank you, Nicolas

 By: watchb : March 9th, 2019-16:44
Longtime reader (and lurker-haha), first time poster. Really nice post -- not only for the beautiful press photos, but also your smart comments on the watch's detailing. I have been waiting for a production model like this one ever since I discovered the ... 

Hehe--there's no doubt we can agree on that point.

 By: watchb : March 12th, 2019-15:53
Also changed my user name to a more appropriate one. Thanks for the nice welcome and, again, for this fantastic post. You may have been the one who posted about the limited edition last year? If so, I have YOU to blame for a forthcoming purchase. >: ( Tha...