At the recently closed Baselworld 2012 watch fair, Brequet enriched its Heritage collection with a new model equipped with one of the most romantic complications – the phases of the moon. For those fascinated by horology, this newcomer, like all the models from this collection, boasts timeless elegance.
The Breguet Heritage Phases de Lune Retrograde with the referent number 8660 is powered by the highly accurate Caliber 586L mechanical movement with a platinum winding rotor on the inside, and a moon phase indicator with hours and minutes on the engine-turned mother of pearl dial. The self-winding movement comes with an in-line lever escapement and a flat balance-spring in silicon. The impeccable mechanism is built on 38 jewels and provides sufficient 40 hours of power reserve when fully wound. With the higher frequency, you get more accuracy, so the movement of the Phases de Lune Retrograde timepiece oscillates at the rapid frequency of 21,600 beats per hour.
This retro-looking wristwatch is available either in rose or white gold case. Also you can choose between a matching bracelet and a woven leather strap.
The elegant tonneau-shaped case measures 35 mm x 25 mm and comes with fine fluting on the case band. The case is constructed to resist water pressure up to 30 meters (100 feet) beneath the water’s surface.
The most attractive detail on this model is its dial. The central part of the dial is endowed with a white mother of pearl, engine-turned by hand in a flinqué alterné pattern. There is also a chapter ring in frosted silver-plating.
A moon phase indicator with a rose gilt moon is situated at the 1 o’clock position. A great attention to detail is a hallmark of the Breguet. If you look closer, you will see that the face on the moon is actually winking.
Its charming dial also comprises vintage looking Roman numerals as hour markers. The hour and minute hands are made from polished stainless steel.
This Breguet’s Heritage Phases de Lune Retrograde wristwatch is available in a rose gold case either with a woven leather strap (the reference 8660) or with a matching gold bracelet (the referent number is 8860BR/11/RB0). There are also two models crafted from white gold. The version with the referent number 8860BB/11/386 matches an elegant woven leather strap, while the model 8860BB/11/BB0 sports a matching gold bracelet.