Since the 16th century, engraved flower carving has been favored by watchmakers. Abraham Louis Breguet applied this technique to the dial decoration, carving the dial into a real work of art, and engraved flowers became one of the signature features of Breguet timepieces. At Baselword 2018, Breguet launched the classic series 5157 ultra-thin watch, the official model: 5157BR / 11 / 9V6.
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The case is made of 18K rose gold, with a diameter of 38 mm and a thickness of only 5.45 mm, which is extremely thin. The outer edge of the case is decorated with coin patterns and equipped with welded lugs and secured with screws. With a bottom-through design, it is water-resistant to 30 meters.
The silver-plated gold dial is decorated with traditional Parisian studs, and is engraved with an independent number and Breguet signature. The graduated ring uses Roman numerals. This slender and elegant pointer was designed in 1783 and became very popular once it was introduced. Since then, the ‘Bao Di pointer’ has become a commonly used term in the watchmaking industry.
Beside the 12 o’clock position of the dial, a Breguet stealth signature is engraved. He created this signature design when he discovered that his innovative work was copied by others. To this day, invisible signatures are still a sign of authenticity.
It is equipped with a CAL.502.3 self-winding movement, using a reverse linear lever escapement with a silicon pallet and a silicon hairspring. The frequency is 3 Hz and it can provide 45 hours of power reserve. Through the transparent sapphire glass back cover, you can see the delicate engraved flower decoration on the movement rotor.
Comes with a brown alligator leather strap with pin buckle.
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