Breguet watchmakers believe that a traditional watch does not need to be the conventional round shape. The timepieces from the Heritage collection are recognised for their special tonneau-shaped cases crafted from luxurious materials like platinum and gold. The models show that even in their curved cases, a Breguet watch remains a true and unmistakable Breguet watch no matter what. Like all timepieces created by this world-famous Swiss innovator, Heritage watches are integrated with a number of hallmarks that are exclusive to Breguet watchmaking alone. Their classic blued steel central hands with the iconic “moon” tipped decoration have become an unmistakable design element. The “Breguet hands” are now a technical term used throughout the Swiss watch industry. Company founder A.- L. Breguet also developed and designed the clear and memorable Arabic numeral indexes seen gracing so many of the hour tracks throughout the Breguet universe. Breguet Heritage watches however, tend to showcase traditional Roman numeral indexes which have been stretched and shrunk to accommodate the unique shape of the dial.
The 18ct rose gold and 18ct white gold cases of the Breguet Heritage range are often accompanied with matching indexes on the dial in the same alluring finish. Together with the slender central hands, the dials of Breguet Heritage watches demonstrate interesting colour combinations that communicate the highest level of opulence and luxury. The Breguet Heritage watch collection, like its namesake suggests, reveals many aspects of traditional watchmaking within its various designs. These time-honoured manufacturing methods are closely guarded by experts at the company’s Vallee de Joux-based design house, who value these secrets to success as the bread and butter to every timepiece. Fitted with in-house developed mechanical movements, an authentic Heritage watch from Breguet will showcase the peerless performance and beautiful arrangement of the watch’s engine through a sapphire-backed case, integrated with anti reflective and scratch resistant technology. The same material is used for the lens at the front of the watch also, which grants the wearer a clear view into the dial free from any undesirable glare.
The Breguet Heritage 18k rose gold timepiece from our Heritage watch collection here at Owen & Robinson is a particularly popular design thanks to its luxurious 30 meter water resistant rose gold case which protects the seamless performance of the 516GG self winding movement. The dial itself which bears the iconic guilloche-textured surface is home to a small second dial at 6 o’clock encompassed within an inner minute track and a dominant Roman numeral hour track around the periphery. The dial also features a date aperture just underneath the twelfth hour. It allows the wearer to keep on track of all those important dates throughout the year. This Breguet Heritage watch is completed on an authentic brown leather strap, adorned with white contrast stitching down the sides and a rose gold buckle to match the case material. If you would like additional information on any of the Heritage watches seen within our Breguet collection here at Owen & Robinson, we have a knowledgeable team of experts who are more than happy to help with spec details or availability information on every timepiece.