View all newsletters
Latest in Luxury - Sign up to our weekly newsletter
  1. Travel
  2. Travel News
December 2, 2011updated Feb 06, 2013

Breguet Wins Top Watch Prize

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Geneva, Switzerland — Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

For the second consecutive year, Breguet has won 1st prize in the Men’s Watch category of The Watches Days exhibition held in Geneva from November 10th to 13th consisting of approximately 40 exhibiting watch brands. The Grand Prix du Public 2011, determined by thousands of voters without the intervention of a jury, awarded the Classique Hora Mundi (Reference 5717) its highest honor.

Classique Hora Mundi
The new Breguet Classique 5717 Hora Mundi introduced at Baselworld 2011 is made of precious materials: 18-carat red gold or 950 platinum. Three versions of the dial are available, each representing one part of the world: the Americas, the European continent, or Asia. It took the Breguet teams three years to design, perfect and develop this complication watch. It is the first example of a mechanical timepiece with an instant-jump time-zone display. This function allows the traveller to easily display the time in two pre-selected time zones, changing instantly from one to the other simply by pressing a button, without disturbing the operation of the watch. Changing the time zone affects not only the time, but also the date synchronised through a “tracking” calendar system – and the day/night indicator.

The finishes of this timepiece are equally exceptional, featuring the Breguet signature characteristics such as case middle with fluted sides, and added soldered strap lugs, and of course the famous immediately recognisable Breguet hands with their “eccentric moon tip”. The solid gold dial is hand-engraved on a rose engine to create a “wave” motif on the oceans, which are then coated with multiple layers of lacquer, while the continents are polished. On the day/night indicator, the sky is made of lapis lazuli containing numerous pyrite inclusions that look like tiny specks of gold and represent the stars. The sun and moon are made of solid gold.
Through this creation, the Manufacture Breguet has once again responded to the challenge of achieving excellence.

www.breguet.com

Content from our partners
Plan the Unexpected with Resorts World Las Vegas' Flexible Dates
Indulge Your Senses at Resorts World Las Vegas
Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort: A Desert Oasis Awaits

Topics in this article :
Select and enter your email address Be the first to know about the latest in luxury lifestyle. Get the latest news on hotel openings and in-depth travel guides. Get insider access to exclusive promotions and special offers from our luxury partners.
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thank you for subscribing to Elite Traveler.

Websites in our network