Breguet turns the spotlight on two new timepieces showcasing two styles, but with one thing in common, the minute hand that adopts a variety of shapes in the course of its path around the dial. Exactly what it takes to lend an additional touch of character to this iconic collection.

Originally oblong in shape, it has now become oval, featuring curves that make it instantly recognisable. Each model in the contemporary collection, whether gem set, engraved, or lacquered, is an ode to femininity. This new interpretation by Breguet is no exception to the rule, distinguished by its inherent originality.

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    Reine de Naples 9835

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    Its white gold case elegantly contrasts with its midnight blue mother-of-pearl dial, whose subtle hues vary as the light plays over it. Its flange, bezel, and lugs are set with 161 diamonds. Its crown bears a briolette-cut diamond, while its folding clasp is adorned with 28 diamonds.

    The time is cleverly indicated by an aperture in the dial centre. The powdered silver-toned minute numerals, featuring a font reminiscent of hand-drawn designs, are subtly offset. This version is available with an alligator leather strap matching the dial colour of this timepiece, issued in a 20-piece limited edition.

    Reine de Naples 9838

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    Its white lacquered dial makes a striking contrast with its midnight blue alligator strap. Its white gold case features a bezel, flange, and crown set with blue sapphires. The various dial elements of this watch seem to be dancing, notably the offset Arabic numerals that appear to stretch and shorten alternately, as does the path of the minute hand.

    At the heart of its 36.5 x 28.45 mm oval case, 252 components drive the 78A0 self-winding movement with an oscillation frequency of 3.5 Hz. This movement is equipped with a balance spring as well as an in-line Swiss lever escapement that are both made of silicon, a material endowed with multiple properties.

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    In addition to being resistant to corrosion and wear, it is insensitive to the influence of magnetic fields and enhances the precision of the timepiece. The gear trains of this complication, like all components of the calibre, visible or invisible, are carefully finished by hand in keeping with the Breguet tradition.

    The sapphire back of the white gold case reveals the movement’s platinum oscillating weight as well as the Côtes de Genève motif and bevelling. The gold rim is engraved with the individual watch number recorded in the Breguet archives that have been faithfully kept since the end of the 18th century.

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