Some thoughts on the Breguet Hora Mundi Ref 5717, " Asia " in platinum.

Mar 23, 2021,00:35 AM
 


At the contrary of what its name suggests, it is rather a " Géographique " than a world time. 

Indeed, you have a window, at 6 o' clock, with the hour of the city which you can select through the crown / pusher at 8 o' clock. 

The date is subtly integrated at 12 o' clock, and you have a night and day indicator, to show you if the time zone selected is PM or AM. 

The dial is made of gold, " wave guilloché ", with a lacquer. 

The case is 43 mm big and 13, 55 mm high. 


Through the sapphire case back, you can see the movement, the Cal 77FO, made of 362 parts, with a silicon spiral and escapement. 

That's for the facts. 

Now, some thoughts. 

When I know that a travel watch is unveiled, I am always excited, as this is a complication which is dear to my heart. 

This Breguet has a lot of charm, a beautiful dial, and is friendly to use. I really like the way the dial is decorated, charming, delicious and so Breguet, which here means " old time refinement ", for me. 


A good thing is that you can choose your dial as the 5717 comes in three different variations: Asia, as shown here, America, and Europe, in this order:




Now, I find it too big and a tad too thick, too. 40 mm would have been more my taste. 

You have two choices, platinum, or rose gold. I think a third option would have been welcomed, in white gold or, why not, in steel. 

The movement is pleasant to see, but doesn't have anything special to me, even though the rotor is nicely finished. 


I would have been more enthusiastic if the watch was smaller, which is, in my opinion, its biggest flaw, with its price ( around 76 000 Euros in rose gold, and 91, 000 Euros in platinum ).

Looking forward to reading your comments and thoughts, 

Nicolas

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It is a beautiful watch.

 
 By: shafran : March 23rd, 2021-01:38
I have not seen it live, so can't comment on the size, but I prefer my watches in thhe 42mm range. I almost pulled the trigger a few months ago, but held back.

I like the guilloché dial versions that are just a little more understated and there is a white gold case.

 
 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : March 23rd, 2021-05:21
The patented quick-change time-zone/date jumping mechanism is a module appended to the same modern movement Breguet made for the time-and-date only 5177.

A picture of the guilloché dial in white gold

 
 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : March 23rd, 2021-05:47
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It’s beautiful but there is a but

 
 By: Jurry : March 23rd, 2021-05:31
Personally (I realize it’s just a matter of taste) I belief they’ve made an error in this dial. The waves in the oceans clearly stem from the Marina. But it makes this elegant chique model a bit frivolous. As if they couldn’t choose. Secondly it’s a prett... 

The Marina?

 
 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : March 23rd, 2021-05:43
This watch predates the current Marine line, is that what you mean? I'm interested if there's something I've missed!

Excellent article

 
 By: Milan1 : March 23rd, 2021-06:08
too big for my wrist and taste, but the dial is superamazing Cheers, Milán ...  

Thanks a lot

 
 By: Milan1 : March 24th, 2021-05:33

Wow!

 
 By: kjkt3 : March 23rd, 2021-17:51

Thanks

 
 By: Milan1 : March 24th, 2021-05:33

Thanks, Ted.

 
 By: amanico : March 23rd, 2021-14:24

For you:

 
 By: amanico : March 24th, 2021-10:06
Without a date, it would be a bomb, and already in my collection. ...  

I fear so.

 
 By: amanico : March 24th, 2021-11:19

That's for sure!

 
 By: amanico : March 23rd, 2021-14:25

I perfectly understand.

 
 By: amanico : March 23rd, 2021-14:25

Thanks Nico,

 
 By: Humanist : March 24th, 2021-08:19
I almost bought one too, but I am not too sure about the size. Have to try it again, such a great watch. Maybe the best GMT there is. Similar size problem with the Breguet 3337, such a beauty but too small, I am afraid.

Well, the 3337 is a pure jewel.

 
 By: amanico : March 24th, 2021-10:04
Here is a 3330 I could take in picture when I was visiting Breguet. I am lucky to be able to wear 32 to 47 mm watches. ...  

I love breguet and I love this model but....

 
 By: Spencer Karrington : March 27th, 2021-06:04
I dont know, I alwasy feel conflicted when a world timer watch only shows a section of the globe/world as i feel that kinda defeats the entire sentiment of the watch as it is a world time watch which references only a small portion of the world ?!?!? anyw... 

Lolz, i dig that and glad you dig what i mean!

 
 By: Spencer Karrington : March 28th, 2021-08:21
That is why I love like the watches that show the entire globe for the world time thingy cuz it makes it more world timer focus, like FP journe, VC, or Bovet! Again love the watch, it is just a pet peeve of mine

Yep!!

 
 By: Spencer Karrington : March 30th, 2021-05:33
and this def does not do that :p I dont think the bovet does it either come to think about but the VC def does !

lolz, not a lot of indies in that list!

 
 By: Spencer Karrington : April 4th, 2021-03:20
But each one does make a great watch!

I would consider chopard an indie!

 
 By: Spencer Karrington : April 4th, 2021-05:45
Just a bigger one, like FP Journe! I do love my chopard! I know anderson geneva also makes one ! Bjoernm21 is the expert when it comes to this! Christiaan Van de klaauw use to make one as well but the three, CVDK, Anderson, and Chopard and the only ones i... 

Exciting discussion!

 
 By: amanico : April 4th, 2021-09:39

Agree! Love this complication!

 
 By: Spencer Karrington : April 4th, 2021-13:35

Thanks for the write up

 
 By: descartes1 : March 28th, 2021-19:13
It’s a nice looking watch by agree with you on the proportions. Also, Price seems out of whack when you compare it to the Lange Zeitzone (similar complication) or even a Patek 5230.

My thoughts

 
 By: Weems@8 : April 3rd, 2021-02:06
The size is maybe big, i must see it in the flesh and wrap it on my wrist. I think platinum is for my taste the one. Dial, the EU dial would be my choice. There is Afrika and Asia too see. I can imagine a collector take three peaces. Take every peace in a...