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Why such little interest in Breguet?

  1. TripleCalendar Aug 15, 2018

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    I have a 7147 and my wife wears a 5907. I love the brand, but I never see much discussion about Breguet on any forum. It must be the most unloved high end brand. I wonder why?
     
  2. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Aug 15, 2018

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    The likeliest answer is low production. That also explains why some chronometers, in spite of their very high quality and precision, are arguably undervalued.

    The reverse dynamic is also clear. Rolex and Omega – the highest production manufacturers – tend to garner the most attention on forums.

    Very nice Breguet, by the way! A real beauty.
     
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  3. Rman Aug 15, 2018

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    That is a beautiful timepiece.

    To answer your question, their watches are ultra-formal and hyper-classical and that may turn off a lot of people.

    These are casual times we’re living in.

    I would take a complicated Breguet any day over a sport watch encrusted with diamonds.

    One of my favorites, a 7787 with enamel dial (not my watch).

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  4. Reborn Aug 15, 2018

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    I think there is strong interest in Vintage Breguets, such as the type XX.
     
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  5. Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Aug 15, 2018

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    They make some fine watches but the faux heritage of the current resurrected brand bugs me.

    So, for me, only vintage, only military, only one.
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    So far.;)
     
  6. Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Aug 15, 2018

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    Beautiful watches, especially the “formal” classics and likely what I’d buy if I won the lottery. But as I don’t buy lottery tickets and the darn things cost more than a decent full size sedan I’m not likely to own one.

    That and they are very rare, they don’t make a ton of em,
     
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  7. marco Aug 15, 2018

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    I agree with all the above comments, their faux gaulloche dials are a step backwards compared to the real gaulloche but still attractive. Movement finishing is superior to anything else in the Swatch group and to be admired. Having said that Breguet does not compete with Patek or Lange finishing ( nobody does it like Lange). Horses for courses dollar wise the overall effect is superb .
     
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  8. jhross98 Aug 15, 2018

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    love the history but the current lineup feels like museum pieces to me for 19th century gentlemen who also carry pocket watches :)
    now. . Breguet #s on a patek. . that's a different story entirely

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  9. jmazpiazu Aug 15, 2018

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    That is a very nice watch.

    Breguets are beautiful and rare watches. Maybe too classic for most of the WIS out there, but I like them a lot. I would love to own Le Reveil Du Tsar:
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    You have a specific discussion area for the brand here: http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=threadt&frm_id=15
    Not that there are many posts but I think you will find interesting information nonetheless.
     
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  10. WatchVaultNYC Aug 15, 2018

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    I like the Type XX, but have no idea what price I should be paying for one. Where is Breguet in the "watch hierarchy"?

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  11. timjohn Aug 15, 2018

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    Love mine, but don't wear suits nearly as much as I once did and it is a little formal for jeans. Breguet WRUW.JPG
     
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  12. Pun Aug 16, 2018

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    Bréguet is definitely one of the top Maison and the best at Swatch Group.
    You can easily pick up a good piece at a very attractive price pre-owned. They normally sell at décent discount with the ADs as well. Second hand Bréguet are available normally at a very reasonable prices.
     
  13. marco Aug 16, 2018

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    This is the real deal guilloche made on a rose engine as opposed to a stamped fuax guilloche, just beautyful .
     
  14. Steve Essex Aug 16, 2018

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    When I was looking for a 60th birthday watch I very nearly bought a Breguet ultra slim. Lovely looking watch but I thought about it and decided it was to dainty for me to wear everyday. I ended up with a Speedmaster ‘57 - half the price and nearly 4 times as thick - I couldn’t have found one more different to my original choice!
     
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  15. JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Aug 16, 2018

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    Do the dials like this one not have the "Swiss Guillochè Main" marking?
     
  16. jhross98 Aug 16, 2018

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    I hate to be Debbie downer but even the guilloche dials seem a little cheap to me. Look at a voutilainen for how it's supposed to be done... (I realize this is an impossibly high bar but still
     
  17. marco Aug 16, 2018

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    No they do not have the Guilloche Main marking as they are not "real" guilloche , as they are stamped. There is an assumption on the part of the customers that they have a guilloche dial , it is in the guilloche stlye but is actually stamped.
    The hi end pieces have the real thing. A rose engine turned dial takes some time to make. The slightest error and it is scrap.
    There is a good article about the machines that Breguet owns and the very skilled operators on the link below.

    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/breguet-manufacture-part-two-engine-turning
     
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  18. jhross98 Aug 16, 2018

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    He's the picasso of guilloche dials but... *this* is how it's done!

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  19. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Aug 16, 2018

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    I have a Jones for one of these ... it combines real engine turning guilloche with fine enamel work. Roland Murphy pays homage to Breguet with his designs and engine turning work which is just cool. One of these days.
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  20. Reborn Aug 16, 2018

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    This is what I am talking about...
     
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