The Breguet Classique Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon ref. 3797 is a perfect example of a watch that is worth its price tag. Fitted with a generous 41 mm 18K rose gold case, the Breguet Classique Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon ref. 3797 is one of those amazing timepieces that leaves you in awe as you hold them and inspect them. The Classique Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon ref. 3797 is pure Breguet DNA in its maximum expression. Its 'hand-guilloché' dial with four different patterns is simply stunning. Its beautiful silvered dial features a stunning large tourbillon cage with blued three-spoke running seconds indicator at 6, a retrograde date indicator at 12, a day of the week indicator at 9 and a month and leap year indicator at 3 o'clock. Additionally, the hours are marked by an off-centered floating sapphire chapter disc with Roman numerals and blued steel Breguet open-tipped hands.
While all these different elements make the dial extremely busy, the level of detail and craftsmanship of this watch are so exceptional and out of this world, that what could've turned out to simply be a cluttered dial, ended up being a pure horological work of art. If you look very closely at the picture below, you will understand why we say what we say.
Just as if the dial side wasn't impressive enough, turning the watch around reveals another amazing work of art. The Breguet manual wound calibre 558QP2 composed of 296 parts and 21 jewels with a power reserve of 50 hours is by far one of the most beautifully decorated Breguet movements we've reviewed so far. All decoration done by hand, is majestically rounded out by an oversized Breguet signature at the center of the main plate.
On the wrist, the Breguet Classique Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon ref. 3797 wears slightly bigger than its actual size and more like a 43 mm watch. With remarkable wrist presence, this is a watch definitely worth its price tag. The watch is equipped with an elegant brown alligator strap with triple-folding clasp and the Breguet ref. 3797 is also available in platinum.
Sticker Price $164,900 USD for 18K rose gold and $179,200 for Platinum. For more info on Breguet click here.