The Breguet ref.5247 BR
Quite a while since I last actively participated in the forum.
In the meantime I visited regularly and I still appreciate the very kind way of communicating between the participants without
the roughness that unfortunately has become the norm for many internet forums these days!
For my re-entry I have chosen to present some thoughts and images about my beloved Breguet 5247 in rose gold.
In fact, this is for me a true "purist watch" highlighting many of the traditional values of watchmaking.
The watch has a lot of the typical Breguet DNA : the coined case, the lugs, the numerals and hands. On top it comes with a lovely white enamel dial.
The movement is based on the famous Lemania 2310 which, for many years ,was THE reference for manual chronographs and still today impresses with it's beautiful architecture.
Used by many of the most prestigious brands, the movement is however pretty small (when developed,the typical diameter for a man's chronograph was 36 mm).
Attempts to put this movement into larger +40 mm cases have not always been successful with clear signs of the typical " small movement - large case" syndrom.
The 39 mm case of the Breguet is probably the upper limit which makes for a harmonious looking sub-dial placement ( the VC Cornes de Vache is another superb application).
The movement finish is very good without however approaching Lange or PP standards ...
Here some images of the watch :
Thanks for looking,