Earlier this year WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.
Now we are showcasing a watch a day that made the cut in 2012 with a rather striking Breguet taking centre-stage today.
Highly Commended Mechanical Watch of the Year – Breguet Classique Chronométrie 7727
Breguet admits it had to get a little studious in the creation of this new model and this timepiece was the result of “fundamental research” into watchmaking possibilities.
The Breguet Classique Chronométrie 7727 is a rose gold timepiece that features the brand’s latest innovations including the Type XXII chronograph that oscillates at 10 Hz.
Interestingly it has been used here in a non-chronograph watch for the first time and Breguet says this is due to the precision timekeeping that the 10 Hz oscillation provides.
The timepiece houses a calibre 574 DR hand-wound movement with an in-line Swiss lever escapement in silicon. It has a stop-seconds feature, a sapphire crystal caseback, a 60-hour power reserve and plenty of style from its engine-turned dial to its polished steel hands and unique numbering on each piece.