Though it did not appear in Breguet’s press materials, the Classique 5967 was shown as a new model for 2009, and based on my conversations in Basel, this watch was very well received. During our meeting with Breguet, we learned that their in-house guilloché shop has been expanded, and this watch wears the first pattern developed in-house. Called Art Deco Damier, the name refers to a chess board, and it creates a rich, three-dimensional feel.
This thin watch measures 41mm in diameter – a nice size for a simple dress watch. Look through the display back and you will see a lovely, case-filling Frédéric Piguet cal. 506.2 pocket watch movement. The Classique 5967 is available in yellow gold priced at $16,400, and in white gold priced at $17,300. Look for the 5967 at retailers this fall.