With a very stylish and unique design, amazing functionality and four patents, the Breguet Classique Hora Mundi 5717 is a statement of subtle elegance and imaginative modern watchmaking. It is the fine line where horology and jewelry blend in a sweet balance of perfectly studied forms and impressive performances. After all, it is the world’s first mechanical timepiece with instant jump time zones.
The watch comes in an exquisite platinum case that encapsulates the classical beauty of traditional pieces. Its round shape, the 43 mm large size diameter and the 13,5 mm thickness recreate a wonderful model that enjoys the timeless elegance of vintage designs. Another great aspect of this artfully designed platinum case is the ability of enduring water pressure associated with diving to depths of 30 meters.
The highly decorated dial of the Breguet 5717 is truly distinctive. The silver and blue representation of the globe that includes even the continents and the ocean’s waves are a very nice touch. Its intricate looks capture the old charm of vintage watches. The picturesque face of the watch offers very complex details without compromising legibility. To guarantee perfect readability, the brand decided to go for an atypical layout. At 6 o’clock there is a window that displays city names in blue on silver by using a rotating disc. At 12 o’clock there is a date display with vivid blue numbers and at 4 o’clock there is a day/night indicator that functions similar to a moon phase indicator. But the true beauty of this model consists of its richness of decorative touches recreated from stunning blue and silver combinations.
The Breguet Classique Hora Mundi includes elegant black Roman numerals and small dotted minutes markers printed over a brushed silver disc that highlights the central globe representation. The world map comes in three different versions. One shows the American continent, one shows Asia and the Pacific, and the third one shows Europe and Africa.
The watch is equipped with the 77F0 Calibre, a mechanical self-winding movement that delivers perfect accuracy and amazingly complicated functions. Not only, the Hora Mundi is a very precise timepiece, but it is also the world’s first mechanical watch that has an instant jump time zones. This means that all the displays can be changed instantly by simply pushing the left side button. Simply said, the model tells time in two of 24 times zones at your request.
This very complex and spectacular automatic mechanism is fitted with an in-house balance-wheel, a Swiss silicone escapement straight-line lever and a flat balance-spring. This artful movement contains 362 components, 43 jewels and offers a 55 hours power reserve. To allow its wearer to catch a glimpse of the impressive 77F0 Calibre, Breguet has created the watch with a sapphire case back that shows the hand engraved silver mechanism with “wave” motif coated with translucent lacquer.
The platinum case version of the Breguet Classique 5717 comes with a black crocodile leather strap that has black stitching on the sides. This classical band is extremely comfortable and stylish, enhancing the classy look of the watch.
Breguet Hora Mundi is an exceptional timepiece that captures the essence of contemporary horology. It combines the fascination of an intricate design with the utility of innovative functions that are crucial for the modern traveler, in love with style and sophisticated luxury watches.