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Breguet Classique Grande Complication Reveil Musical Alarm

 

The case, in 18kt yellow or white gold, measures 48mm. The crystal is sapphire and it is water resistant to 30 meters. The caseband features a finely engraved musical stave.

The dial is hand-engraved on a rose engine and is platinum coated. The dial center makes a complete turn when the striking mechanism is activated. Alarm on/off indication in a circular window between 9 and 10 o’clock. Alarm power-reserve indication visible through an aperture at 3 o’clock. The watch plays its tune either by the user pressing a push piece positioned at 10 o’clock, or at a given time that is pre-set by the alarm function. 

 

This is achieved by a patented application of a music-box mechanism principle. A disc carrying the pins replaces the traditional music-box cylinder and alternately acts on the 15 metal teeth of the comb. A metallic glass membrane engine-turned by hand serves to amplify the frequencies required to emit the tune, as well as guaranteeing water resistance. Optimal sound transmission is ensured by several openings drilled in the gold case protecting the membrane. 

 

Movement is the Swiss automatic Breguet caliber 0900 with 55 jewels with a 55 hour power reserve. It features a Silicon escape-wheel and lever, a Breguet balance with adjusting screws and Breguet spring. It is adjusted to 6 positions.

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Written by kevin

September 28, 2010 at 1:42 am

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