rom now on, it will be as easy to change the style of the Classique 8068 watch as it is to slip on another pair of shoes. For the first time in the Breguet collections, the brand is offering three interchangeable straps in the same boxed set.
The rapid interchange system has been designed to allow the wearer to easily and independently switch from one strap to another without any need for tools. Simply pressing the pusher located under the strap enables the user to lift up, remove and replace it with one of the two other straps, each fitted with a gold buckle. All that is needed is to position the slot on the far end of the strap level with the lugs, in a 45-60 degree position, before clicking it into place to ensure firm fastening.
It only takes a few seconds to switch from a black satin fabric strap to a colourful alligator leather strap: teal blue and Byzantium purple for the white gold version; and peacock blue and raspberry pink for the rose gold iterations.
In addition to the different styles possible thanks to its straps, the dial of the new Classique Dame 8068 also features a new look. The crown, initially offered with a blue sapphire, is now fitted with a cabochon-cut diamond. The 30 mm case features a bezel and lugs set with 64 brilliant-cut diamonds. The mother-of-pearl dial is adorned with a very fine guilloché pattern handcrafted by the Manufacture’s artisans. To bring a light visual touch, Breguet’s signature Arabic numerals now compose the chapter ring. Finally, a subtle oval cartouche bearing the brand logo appears at 12 o’clock.
The new Classique 8068 is driven by Calibre 537/3 with its 191 components. The platinum oscillating weight is hand-engraved on a rose engine with a circular barleycorn pattern. Its balance oscillates at a frequency of 3.5 Hz. The rhodium-plated self-winding movement is endowed with a 45-hour power reserve. It is equipped with an in-line Swiss lever escapement and a silicon balance spring. The case is water-resistant to 3 bar (30 m). Decorations such as chamfering and Côtes de Genève motif embellish the various movement components.
- Case: 18K white gold or rose gold
- Diameter: 30 mm
- Thickness: 7.7 mm
- Dial: mother-of-pearl, hand-engraved on a rose engine
- Movement: self-winding
- Functions: hours, minutes, seconds
- Balance-spring: flat, in silicon
- Escapement: In-line Swiss lever, in silicon
- Water resistance: 3 bar (30 m)
- Calibre: 537/3
- Frequency: 3.5 Hz
- Power reserve: 45 hours
- Components: 191
- Strap: one black satin fabric strap, two colourful alligator leather straps