Breguet is now introducing a new interpretation of this major timepiece: the Classique Hora Mundi 5727 replica watch. In place of a depiction of the globe, the dial of this 2016 edition features a “clou de Paris” hobnailing motif entirely hand-crafted on a silvered gold dial. The 24-hour indicator located between 3 and 4 o’clock has been adorned with two different types of engine-turning.
The upper part of Breguet Classique Hora Mundi 5727 replica watch is enhanced with a flame pattern and bears the Breguet inscription, while a cross weave motif graces the lower section stamped with the watch’s serial number. The hours and minutes are displayed by means of the famous Breguet open-tipped hands, which sweep around a chapter ring bearing Roman numerals transferred on a circular satin-brushed surface. Its single pair of hands is linked to a mechanical memory located beneath the dial and capable of keeping track of the time in two time zones.
In order to be truly useful, a watch with multiple time zones must also provide a display of the local date along with information relating to the daytime or nighttime hours in the home time zone. When the Breguet Classique Hora Mundi 5727 replica watch switches from one memorised time to another, the date – synchronised via a “tracking” calendar – along with the day/night or 24-hour indication, are simultaneously adjusted. The highly original date display is based on a dragging disc appearing through a 12 o’clock aperture able to reveal three successive dates at a time.
In terms of its exterior, this Breguet Classique Hora Mundi 5727 replica watch measuring 43 mm in diameter and 12.6 mm thick – compared with 13.55 mm for the 2011 version of the Classique Hora Mundi replica watch – is available in 18-carat rose or white gold versions. It is fitted with a sapphire crystal caseback and features a number of sophisticated touches such as a slim rounded bezel, a caseband with finely fluted sides, as well as added welded strap lugs.