Insider: Breguet Classique Grand Complication ref. 5447. A Handmade 'Guilloché' Dial in a Stunning Timepiece.

Breguet has always been synonym of 'haute horlogerie' since the time in which Abraham-Louis Breguet started creating timepieces in France. Breguet was originally from Neuchatel, Switzerland but at age 15, he relocated to France to begin his fantastic career as a watchmaker. As most of you know, Breguet is the creator of innovative escapements, the tourbillon and some of the most amazing and fascinating complications in the horological world.  

The Breguet Classique Grand Complication ref. 5447BB1E9V6 in white gold is a masterpiece from the Classique Complications collection that features the hand-wound calibre 567 RMP1 with minute-repeater and perpetual calendar. The dial is a silvered 18-carat gold dial that has been hand-engraved on a rose engine with a level of intricate work that is just mesmerizing and unfathomable.

This amazing timepiece features a moonphase indicator at 1, the day at 4, the date at 6, the leap-year in a sub-dial at 8 and a retrograde month indicator at 10 o'clock. The dial includes roman numerals and anodized blue hands that contrast perfectly against the silver finish.  The watch is fitted with a display case back that allows for full view of the highly hand-decorated calibre 567 RMP1 —with 31 jewels and a power-reserve of 40 hours when fully wound. 

The case on this watch measures 44 mm in width and is perfectly finished. All complications can be set via the push-pieces located on the sides of the case. The lever mechanism to activate the gong for the minute-repeater complication is located on the left side around 9 o'clock.

The watch comes with a crocodile strap with deployant buckle that is very comfortable and that does not require any breaking in period as the leather is nicely crafted and very supple.  

In our watch collecting life, we have perused and owned fantastic references and unbelievable timepieces that are just a work of art; nevertheless, this is a watch that takes your breath away and leaves you in awe like no other watch we've reviewed so far. By the way, this watch is also available in 18K rose gold.

Sticker Price $314,300 USD. For more info click here.