Breguet Classique 9065: Singapore Price And ReviewWritten by Melissa Kong
Fit for royalty.
Way before it was cool to pay attention to female watch clients, Breguet was courting the fairer sex with creations fancied by the highest echelons in society. We’re talking Queen Marie-Antoinette, Empress Josephine, and Queen Victoria, amongst many others. Not only were these women some of the most powerful in their time, they also famously owned Breguet timepieces.
While you may not be a queen or an empress, the same classical elegance is available to you in the form of the brand new Classique 9065, dressed with a breathtaking Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial for the first time.
Housed in an 18K rose gold case with the collection’s iconic fluted caseband, the Classique 9065 comes in a 33.5mm diameter—not too dainty and in line with the current trend of women’s preference for boy-sized watches. It’s also festooned with 88 brilliant-cut diamonds around the lugs and bezel, while the crown is topped with a ruby.
Like the rest of the timepieces in the Classique family, the Ref. 9065 bears open-tipped hands—a feature added in 1783 to improve readability. For added femininity, the seconds hand is decorated with a heart at the end.
But of course, the star of the show is the gorgeous Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial that catches the light at different angles, emanating a truly unique glow. Pearlescent hues add sophistication to an already refined aesthetic. We would have preferred the watch sans date window for an uninterrupted stretch of mother-of-pearl, but it’s not a major point of contention.
Inside the watch is the reliable self-winding Calibre 591A, which also features in the Refs. 9067 and 9068. Seen through the sapphire crystal caseback, the movement uses a silicon escapement and offers 38 hours of power reserve. Limited to 28 numbered pieces.
|33.5mm, 18K rose gold, 88 brilliant-cut diamonds on the lugs and bezel|
|Tahitian mother-of-pearl, date window in rose gold at three o'clock|
Self-winding Calibre 591A
|Iridescent red satin with rose gold pin buckle|
|Hours, minutes, seconds, date|
Like most people these days, Melissa tells the time with her phone. She considers serious timepieces works of art and thinks the perpetual calendar is the handiest complication to date (pun not intended). She's also a Grammar Nazi but promises not to judge if you can't tell the difference between "guilloche" and "guillotine".