Breguet Classique 'Dickson'

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REF 3500
Manual
34 MM
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SKU AS08711
Article Number 40991424
ref 3500
case size 34 MM
movement Manual Winding
approximate age 1980s
dial color Silver
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Signed black crocodile leather strap with signed yellow gold pin buckle.
overall condition The case is in excellent condition overall showing signs of very light previous polishing and of wear from age and use. Silver 'Clous De Paris' and brushed 'Dickson' signed dial with printed 'Roman' indices is in as-new condition with matching blued-steel 'Breguet' handset. Sapphire cabochon crown.
REF 3500
Manual
34 MM
– Show less
SKU AS08711
Article Number 40991424
ref 3500
case size 34 MM
movement Manual Winding
approximate age 1980s
dial color Silver
material Yellow Gold
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Signed black crocodile leather strap with signed yellow gold pin buckle.
overall condition The case is in excellent condition overall showing signs of very light previous polishing and of wear from age and use. Silver 'Clous De Paris' and brushed 'Dickson' signed dial with printed 'Roman' indices is in as-new condition with matching blued-steel 'Breguet' handset. Sapphire cabochon 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.

Executed here in their core line, the Classique, and housed in their mid-size 34mm 18k yellow gold case, this manual-winding Reference 3500 dress piece offers everything you'd want in an iconic Breguet timepiece in a size appropriate for both men and women. Featuring a coin-edge case design, a polished bezel, and a 18K yellow gold winding crown with a sapphire cabochon, it has a satin silver clous de Paris dial with painted ‘Roman’ indices, a matching, black Breguet handset, an outer minute track, and — best of all — a 'Dickson' signature above 6:00, evidence that the watch was very likely retailed at Dickson Jewelers in Arizona.

Powered by a manually wound movement from Breguet, this piece comes fitted to  a signed black croc strap with a signed yellow gold pin buckle.

There’s simply no question that these mid-size Classique models constitute some of the best dress watches of the past 40 years — models that compete reference-for-reference with mainstays such as the Patek Philippe Calatrava. 

And let’s be honest: a double signed dial is awfully neat too.

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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