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Breguet Classique Grande Complication Quantieme Perpetual Calendar Moonphase Skeleton Back Thin RARE 5327BB

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Basic Info

Listing code KBWM57
Brand Breguet
Model Classique
Reference number 5327BB/1E/9V6
Movement Automatic
Case material White gold
Bracelet material
Crocodile skin
Year of production Unknown
Condition
Scope of delivery
Original box, original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, New York, New York
Price Price on request [Negotiable]
Availability Item is in stock

Caliber

Movement Automatic
Caliber/movement 502.3 DRP1
Power reserve 46 h

Case

Case material White gold
Case diameter 39 mm
Water resistance 3 ATM
Bezel material White gold
Crystal Sapphire crystal
Dial Silver
Dial numerals Roman numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material
Crocodile skin
Bracelet color Black
Clasp material White Gold

Functions

Moon phase, Date, Month, Perpetual calendar

Other

Display back, Power Reserve Display

Description

Breguet Classique Grande Complication Quantieme Perpetual Calendar with Moonphase in 18kt White Gold with Beautiful Guilloche Engraved Silver Dial with Three Different Finishes, Perpetual Calendar showing the Day (sub-dial at the 4 o'clock position), Date (sub-dial at the bottom of the dial), Month (small hand in the center of the dial)& Leap year (sub-dial at the left of the dial), Transparent Skeleton Case Back with Beautifully Hand Engraved Bridges & Rotor, Black Crocodile Strap with 18kt White Gold Fold Over Deployant Buckle, 39mm

The automatic self-winding Breguet caliber 502.3 movement is hand engraved and rhodium-plated with a rose gold engine. It's constructed with 38 jewels, a shock absorber mechanism, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance that's adjusted to 5 positions, a self-compensating flat balance-spring, and a 21K engraved and skeletonized gold rotor.

The perpetual calendar complication is one of the most revered achievements in the world of fine watchmaking, embodying an exquisite blend of technical complexity and artistic beauty. This feature distinguishes itself by accurately accounting for the irregularities in the Gregorian calendar, automatically adjusting for months with varying lengths and even leap years, all without needing manual correction.

This complex mechanism is not just a functional tool but a ballet of mechanical precision, often visible through the watch's display, revealing gears, levers, and wheels working in harmony. It tracks the continuous passage of time, recognizing the difference between a 30-day and a 31-day month, and correctly displaying February 29th every four years, before gracefully moving to March 1st.

The beauty of a perpetual calendar lies not only in its technical prowess but also in its aesthetic presentation. Watchmakers often employ intricate engravings, skeletonized views, and high-quality finishes to highlight this complication. The dials are thoughtfully designed to present the information in an accessible yet elegant manner, often utilizing sub-dials or windows to display the day, date, month, and sometimes the moon phase and leap year indicator.

Crafting such a masterpiece requires exceptional skill and precision, making perpetual calendar watches highly sought after and often regarded as heirloom pieces among collectors. The ability to encapsulate centuries of timekeeping into a wrist-sized marvel makes the perpetual calendar not just a tool for telling time, but a work of art that celebrates the endless march of time itself.

The moonphase complication on a watch is not only a captivating display of horological expertise but also a poetic representation of the celestial dance between Earth and the Moon. This exquisite feature transcends mere timekeeping to connect wearers with the ancient rhythms of the cosmos, offering a glimpse into the eternal link between our lives and the broader universe.

Traditionally set against a starry backdrop on the watch dial, the moonphase complication showcases a miniature moon that waxes and wanes through a small aperture, mimicking the lunar cycle. The visual appeal of this mechanism is profound—often rendered with intricate details such as textured moons, star-appliqués, and rich color gradients that evoke the deep, velvety night sky. The interplay of these elements captures not just the current phase of the moon but also the artistry and imagination of the watchmaker.

Beyond its beauty, the moonphase dial serves as a reminder of time's boundless nature. Long before the advent of modern timekeeping, civilizations relied on the lunar cycle to measure time and organize their lives, from tracking agricultural seasons to navigating the seas. By incorporating a moonphase in a watch, this ancient practice is elegantly preserved and woven into the fabric of daily life, bridging past and present.

Moreover, the moonphase on a watch does more than display a technical prowess; it evokes a sense of wonder and mystery. It invites the wearer to contemplate the larger forces at play in the universe and our small yet significant place within it. In a world that often moves too quickly, a moonphase watch offers a moment of reflection, a connection to a slower, celestial pace of life that transcends the relentless ticking of seconds, minutes, and hours. It's not just a feature; it's a window to the infinite, a symbol of the timeless dance between the celestial bodies that light our skies.

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