Breguet Heritage Watches

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Breguet is one of the most prestigious brands in the world of luxury watches. Breguet has always had a fascinating ability to innovate as a brand that represents a great historical and cultural heritage and advanced technology. In the European cultural history, it owes its place to his remarkably innovative creator Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823) and his remarkably skillful master watchmakers of the day and his status as a reference point in the fine watchmaking industry. Exquisite Timepieces is an authorized dealer of the Breguet Heritage collection. You can find Breguet Heritage watches for sale here.

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Breguet has been defining luxury in watchmaking since 1775. The legacy of Its founder, Abraham-Louis Breguet, lives on in the Heritage collection, echoing centuries of elegance.

About Breguet Heritage Watches

The Heritage collection aims to celebrate Breguet's rich history and showcase the timeless designs and craftsmanship that have defined the brand over the years. The hallmark feature of this collection is the iconic tonneau-shaped case. This unique case design, with its curved sides and rounded edges, sets the watches apart, giving them a distinctive and elegant appearance.
The ergonomic design of the tonneau-shaped cases also ensures a comfortable fit on the wrist, making the timepieces not only aesthetically pleasing but also practical for everyday wear.
From the intricate finishing of components to the engraved designs on the cases and movements, the meticulous attention in this collection is a testament to the brand's dedication to excellence. The dials of Breguet Héritage watches feature traditional guilloché patterns, blued Breguet hands, and Roman numerals, which pay homage to classical designs and evoke a sense of timeless sophistication.
While rooted in classical aesthetics, the Breguet Heritage collection also incorporates contemporary design elements, striking a balance between tradition and innovation. Heritage watches are not for everyone, and that's precisely what makes them so special. They generally appeal to connoisseurs of time, lovers of heritage, discerning collectors, elegance aficionados, art lovers, and fashion-conscious individuals who appreciate the finer things in life.

Breguet Heritage History

The story begins in 1775, when Abraham-Louis Breguet, a visionary watchmaker, founded the brand in Paris. With an innate passion for precision and a relentless pursuit of innovation, Breguet set out to redefine the very essence of timekeeping.
His creations were not merely watches; they were masterpieces, each bearing his unmistakable signature - the Breguet hands, a distinctive coin-edged case, and an engine-turned dial.
Breguet introduced the world to the tourbillon, a device that countered the effects of gravity on a watch's accuracy, a concept that remains a pinnacle of watchmaking expertise to this day. His other groundbreaking innovations included the Breguet spring, which significantly improved the precision of timekeeping.
As the years passed, Breguet's legacy continued to evolve. The brand pushed the boundaries of watch design, incorporating complications like perpetual calendars, minute repeaters, and moon phases, all while retaining its commitment to elegance and precision.
Breguet remains at the forefront of haute horlogerie in the modern era, and the brand's dedication to preserving its heritage led to the release of collections like the Breguet Tradition and Heritage collection, which both beautifully blend classic aesthetics with contemporary design.
Today, the Heritage collection stands as a testament to the timeless allure of Breguet's contributions to horology and reflects the spirit of Abraham-Louis Breguet, a watchmaking genius whose influence continues to shape the world of haute horlogerie to this day.

How Much Do Breguet Heritage Watches Cost?

Breguet Heritage watches are high-end luxury timepieces and command prices accordingly. Simple models in the Héritage Collection with basic complications start at around $20,000 to $30,000 on Exquisite Timepieces' listing, while complex and highly decorated pieces, such as those with tourbillons or intricate skeletonization, range from $100,000 to over $200,000.
The table below shows the starting prices for some watches in the Heritage collection and their outstanding features.

Model Starting Price Unique Features
Breguet Breguet Heritage Chronograph (ref. 5400BR/12/9V6) $45,300 18-carat rose gold case, inverted straight-line lever escapement.
Breguet Heritage 5410BR/12/9V6 $27,700 Dial, curved and made of silvered 18-carat gold, features an engine-turned pattern.
Breguet Heritage 5497BR/12/9V6 $134,600 Heritage 'Grande Complication' wristwatch in 18-carat rose gold, with tourbillon.
Breguet Heritage 5497BR/12/RB0 $146,000 Heritage Grande Complication wristwatch in 18-carat rose gold, with hand-wound movement, engraved by hand
Breguet Heritage 8860BR/11/386 $30,200 Dial with a center in mother of pearl, engine-turned by hand in a flinque alternate pattern, and a chapter ring in frosted silver plating. Moon phases with a rose gilt moon at 1 o'clock

What's Unique About Breguet Heritage Watches?

Watches in the Heritage collection defy convention and transcend trends. From the iconic tonneau-shaped cases to the meticulously crafted movements and intricate dials, the perfect fusion of classic aesthetics with contemporary design is what makes Breguet Heritage watches stand out in the world of haute horlogerie.
Beyond mechanics, every Heritage timepiece carries within it the spirit of Abraham-Louis Breguet, the visionary genius who once walked the cobbled streets of Paris with dreams of revolutionizing timekeeping.

Breguet Heritage Movements

A watch's movement is the internal mechanism or engine that powers the timepiece and enables it to keep time. Breguet is renowned for its in-house movements and ensures that the movements used in the Heritage collection are of the highest quality and tailored to the watch's intended purpose. Here's an explanation of the different types of movements used within the Heritage collection:
1. Hand-Wound Movements:
These movements require manual winding using the crown. Enthusiasts who appreciate the ritual of winding their watch daily often gravitate toward hand-wound movements. The power reserve of Breguet hand-wound movements ranges from 38 to 90 hours, and the watches are highly accurate and reliable. A good example is the Caliber 187H, which has a power reserve of 50 hours.
2. Automatic Movements:
Several Breguet Heritage watches feature automatic movements. These movements are also known as self-winding movements, as they utilize a rotor that winds the mainspring with the motion of the wearer's wrist. Breguet automatic movements are often designed and manufactured to meet the strict standards for chronometer certification, and the brand pays meticulous attention to the finishing of movement components, with fine Geneva stripes, perlage, and hand-engraving being common decorative elements here.
Breguet incorporates components like the in-line Swiss lever escapement (a key element in the precision and reliability of mechanical timepieces) in the movements of Heritage watches to showcase their expertise and dedication to horological excellence.

Breguet Heritage Watch Colors

Breguet Heritage watches come exclusively in white, classic silver, and yellow gold or rose gold. These neutral colors provide a backdrop for the intricate guilloché patterns and other details characteristic of Breguet, such as its distinctive blued steel hands, which add a touch of color contrast to the dials.
Breguet's choice of conservative and classic colors for its Heritage watch collection is a deliberate design decision that reflects the brand's commitment to timeless elegance and the preservation of traditional watchmaking aesthetics.

Breguet Heritage Watch Materials

The choice of materials for each Heritage watch component reflects Breguet's commitment to quality, durability and the brand's reputation for crafting exceptional timepieces. Breguet uses precious metals like 18K yellow gold, 18K rose gold, 18K white gold, and even platinum for its Heritage watch cases.
These metals exude luxury and elegance, and they are often finely polished or intricately engraved. Sapphire crystal, an exceptionally hard and scratch-resistant material, is used to protect the watch's face, ensuring the dial remains clear and legible over time.
Leather straps, often made from high-quality materials like alligator or crocodile leather, are a common choice for Breguet Heritage watches. However, some Breguet Heritage models come with metal bracelets crafted from materials like platinum or gold.

Breguet Heritage Watch Complications

The Breguet Heritage watch collection is a showcase of horological excellence, and its complications are nothing short of captivating. These complications add layers of functionality and sophistication to these timepieces, making them not just watches but exquisite works of art. The tourbillon, a mesmerizing feature invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet himself, is a prominent complication in the Heritage collection.
Other complications include date display, chronographs, retrograde seconds (a captivating complication that uses a jumping hand to track the seconds), and moon phase complications. Moon phase indicators depict the phases of the moon with incredible precision and detail, adding a touch of celestial charm to the dials.

Breguet Heritage Sizes

The Breguet Heritage collection is available in men's and women's sizes. Current models come in diameters measuring 25mm, 34mm, and 40mm. The 25mm size is for women, and the 34mm size strikes a balance between the traditional and the modern, making it suitable for both men and women, while the 40mm size is larger and more contemporary, catering to those who prefer a bolder and more prominent wrist presence.
Case thickness starts at 9mm and progresses to around 15mm. Thinner cases are ideal for those who prioritize a refined appearance and comfortable wear, while thicker cases provide the flexibility to house intricate movements and cater to those who prefer a more substantial and contemporary design.

Buying Breguet Heritage Watches

You can purchase authentic and new Breguet Heritage watches from Breguet's official website and official Breguet boutiques located in major cities around the world. Breguet also has a network of authorized dealers and retailers who sell their watches, and you can find a list of authorized dealers on the Breguet website or by contacting Breguet directly.
Some online e-commerce platforms and high-end luxury watch retailers may carry Breguet Heritage watches. However, it is best to buy them from well-known and established sources to minimize the risk of counterfeit or unauthorized products.
As an authorized dealer, Exquisite Timepieces has access to the entire Breguet Heritage collection. You can explore a wide range of models, variations, and options to find the watch that best suits your style and preferences.

Caring for Your Breguet Heritage Watch

Investing in a Breguet Heritage timepiece transcends mere financial considerations; it's an unwavering commitment to possessing a masterpiece of extraordinary craftsmanship and enduring worth. Proper care will safeguard your investment, preserve its exquisite design and aesthetic, enhance its worth, and increase its attractiveness to collectors and enthusiasts, should you ever decide to part with it.
Regardless of the meticulous care you bestow upon your cherished timepiece, the passage of time necessitates the seasoned hand of a skilled watchmaker or service center. At Exquisite Timepieces Watch Repair Service, we grasp the intrinsic significance of your Breguet Heritage watch and are unwavering in our dedication to providing it with the incomparable care it truly merits.
Whether you seek routine servicing, the meticulous restoration of the case, crystal, and intricate components, a comprehensive movement overhaul, the artistry of polishing and refinishing, or even a full-scale restoration, Exquisite Timepieces Watch Repair Service is your trusted partner, renowned for its unwavering commitment to quality, reliability, and unmatched expertise.
We ensure the safe and secure transport of your Breguet Heritage watches requiring service to authorized facilities where adept technicians skillfully diagnose and rectify issues with your mechanical masterpiece, assuring its perpetual precision.

Breguet Heritage Collection FAQ

When was the Breguet Heritage made?

While the specific launch date of the Breguet Heritage collection remains undisclosed, these watches are believed to have been crafted in the late 20th century, with various models and variations introduced over subsequent years.

How much is the Breguet Heritage chronograph?

There are currently two Heritage chronograph models on Exquisite Timepieces' listing: the Breguet Heritage Chronograph 5400BB/12/9V6 and Breguet Heritage 5400BR/12/9V6. The former retails for $46,400, while the latter is priced at $45,300.

Find your new Breguet Heritage watch with Exquisite Timepieces

Breguet Heritage timepieces are chosen by watch aficionados who don't follow the crowd but set their path with a refined sense of style. Whether you're a connoisseur of classic aesthetics, a seeker of enduring value, or an individual with an unapologetic passion for the finer things in life, your journey toward owning a Breguet Heritage watch should be marked by unwavering confidence and absolute assurance. As an authorized retailer, Exquisite Timepieces is committed to ensuring that your investment is not just secure but unforgettable.
Whether you prefer the convenience of online shopping or seek the personal touch of our boutique, we are here to elevate your watch acquisition experience. We go the extra mile by offering complimentary insured shipping for purchases exceeding $1,000. With us, you can set aside any concerns about additional costs or the safety of your treasured timepiece during transit-we've got you covered.
Our commitment to authenticity, an unparalleled selection of Breguet Heritage models, and an unwavering focus on customer satisfaction position us as your ideal partner in your pursuit of horological excellence. Explore Exquisite Timepieces online or in-person to immerse yourself in the essence of Breguet's heritage, where each tick of the watch is a celebration of artistry, refinement, and enduring beauty.

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