Breguet has definitely hit the right “notes” with its latest offering the Breguet Classique Grande Complication Reveil Musical Alarm. Like its name suggests this timepiece boasts of unique music-box mechanism principle. But before we get on to that part, let me just enlighten you with its basic features. The case is available in either 18carat white gold or yellow gold. The crystal is sapphire and the timepiece is water resistant to 30 meters while the caseband flaunts a delicately engraved musical stave. The platinum coated dial is hand-engraved on a rose engine. The movement is Swiss automatic Breguet caliber 0900 with 55 jewels with a 55 hour power reserve.
Now back to the timepiece’s most interesting and appealing feature, the musical alarm. As mentioned before, this is achieved by a patented application of a music-box mechanism principle. The traditional music-box cylinder is replaced by a disc carrying the pins, which alternately acts on the comb’s 15 metal teeth.
A metallic glass membrane engine-turned by hand amplifies the frequencies required to emit the tune. Numerous openings drilled in the gold case protecting the membrane ensure optimum sound transmission. The watch plays its tune when the user presses a push-piece positioned at 10 o’clock or at a given time that is pre-set by the alarm function.
The Alarm on/off indication is located in a circular window between 9 and 10 o’clock on the dial, while the power reserve indication is 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.
A beautiful timepiece, it has definitely hit the right chords with me.