Breguet Classique 'Snail Dial' Chronograph

Regular price
$26,000
Regular price
Sale price
$26,000
REF 5247
Manual-winding
39 MM
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SKU AS08836
Article Number 40991513
ref 5247
case size 39 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 2000s
dial color Silver
material White Gold
style Chronograph
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed black alligator leather strap with signed white gold deployant clasp. Also includes inner and outer boxes and books.
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear from age and use. Silver guilloche dial with recessed subsidiary registers, printed 'Roman' indices, and spiraling red 'snail' tachymeter scale is in as-new condition with matching blued-steel 'Breguet' handset. Signed crown. Sapphire exhibition caseback.
REF 5247
Manual-winding
39 MM
– Show less
SKU AS08836
Article Number 40991513
ref 5247
case size 39 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 2000s
dial color Silver
material White Gold
style Chronograph
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed black alligator leather strap with signed white gold deployant clasp. Also includes inner and outer boxes and books.
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear from age and use. Silver guilloche dial with recessed subsidiary registers, printed 'Roman' indices, and spiraling red 'snail' tachymeter scale is in as-new condition with matching blued-steel 'Breguet' handset. Signed crown. Sapphire exhibition caseback.

Why We Love it

Breguet makes the best dials in the biz. Yeah, we said it.

Their signature engine turned dials, individually numbered and hand-finished are simply, purely beautiful works of art. 

Executed here in their core line - the Classique - this particular watch offers something a bit more special than your "run-of-the-mill" Breguet.

Finished in 18K white gold, this piece dates to the late 2000s and comes in at 39mm in diameter with a fantastic, coin-edge case, a sapphire crystal, a polished bezel, and a signed crown, Inside, it houses one of Breguet's absolutely stunning individually numbered guilloche dial, featuring recessed subsidiary registers, printed black 'Roman' indices, and a wildly cool, spiraling 'snail' tachmeter scale printed in red, and a blued-steel Breguet handset with a red chronograph hand.

Powered by the manual winding Calibre 533.3 (Lemania-based) chronograph movement, this piece comes fitted to a signed black alligator leather strap with a signed white gold deployant clasp.

 

 a connoisseur's watch — though anyone can appreciate its exquisite beauty.

Brand Story

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Few companies are so steeped in history that their name has become a byword for a particular type of product or style. Breguet is one such company: Their famously elegant numerical typeface and matching handset is now de rigueur amongst the most sophisticated dress watches, from Patek Philippe to Longines to, of course, Breguet itself.

However, these numerals and hands are but a single innovation in a long list of horological firsts devised by master watchmaker and inventor Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823), a Neuchatel-born savant whose Parisian career saw the advent of myriad watchmaking creations that we take for granted today. Indeed, it was Breguet who devised the first self-winding watches, as well as the first gongs for repeating watches and the tourbillon. Not many inventors can claim the king and queen of France as patrons, but indeed King Louis XVI and his bride Marie Antoinette were amongst his admirers.

20th-century Breguet is no less storied: The company’s Type 20 pilot’s chronograph issued to the French Aéronautique Militaire in the 1950s provided a benchmark for military watch design. Its stark black dial and utilitarian look belied the sophisticated retour en vol (“flyback”) mechanism within the movement, which allowed a pilot to stop, reset and start the chronograph by depressing the bottom pusher just once.

More recently, under the current management of Mark A. Hayek, modern Breguet has continued to register new patents and amass a dedicated following. The brand’s “Classique” dress watches from the 1990s and 2000s, for example, feature some of the most striking dials in modern watchmaking, making use of guilloché patterns, blue steeled hands and Roman numerals. While the company’s contemporary offerings continue to increase in sophistication and the number of complications available, it’s surely these simple, gorgeous time-only models that best encapsulate the elegant timepieces of A.L. Breguet himself.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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Breguet Classique 'Snail Dial' Chronograph

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Regular price
$26,000
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Breguet Classique 'Snail Dial' Chronograph

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