Breguet Classique

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REF 5920
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34 MM
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SKU AS06989
Article Number 40990842
ref 5920
case size 34 MM
movement Manual Winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Silver
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Signed black alligator leather strap with signed 18k yellow gold pin buckle.
overall condition The case is in excellent condition overall showing light signs of wear from age and use. Multi-tone silver 'guilloche' dial with printed 'Roman' indices is in outstanding condition with matching blued-steel 'Breguet' handset. Signed crown.
REF 5920
Manual
34 MM
– Show less
SKU AS06989
Article Number 40990842
ref 5920
case size 34 MM
movement Manual Winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Silver
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Signed black alligator leather strap with signed 18k yellow gold pin buckle.
overall condition The case is in excellent condition overall showing light signs of wear from age and use. Multi-tone silver 'guilloche' dial with printed 'Roman' indices is in outstanding condition with matching blued-steel 'Breguet' handset. Signed crown.

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 beautiful works of art. You’d be hard-pressed to find such fine attention to detail in a watch costing many times what, say, a time-only or time-and-date model from the brand’s Classique line trades for. 

Take this particular Classique, a Reference 5920 dating to circa the 2010s, is housed in a 34mm 18K yellow gold coin-edged case with a sapphire crystal, a signed crown, and a polished bezel. It features a stunning silver cloud-de-Paris dial with painted black Roman indices, a blued steel ‘Breguet’ handset, a sub-seconds register at 6:00, a date window at 3:00, and an outer minute track. Powered by the automatic Breguet Calibre 516/1 movement, it comes paired to a signed black alligator strap with an 18K yellow gold Breguet pin buckle.

In excellent condition, this midsize masterpiece is waiting patiently for its next owner — preferably, someone who appreciates the craftsmanship and patience necessary to execute such a nuanced dial. 

Check it out for yourself!

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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