Breguet has always been a synonym for timepieces of great quality and originality, which is once again proven with the lovely unique watch, constructed for the Only Watch 2011 auction in Monaco. The Classique Grande Complication Reveil Musical Watch has a special music-box mechanism that enables it to play the tune called “Castle in the Sky”. This song can be played either at a previously set time, or at anytime by a simple press of the pusher at the ten o’clock.
Furthermore, the watch by Breguet has a one-of-a-kind dial that features a child with a hand reaching out to an adult’s hand, located on the flange (between one and two o’clock positions). While the watch plays the tune, the dial makes a full rotation, which ends with a child and an adult holding hands. This original dial clearly symbolizes the unity and solidarity between generations, necessary to fight against Duchene muscular dystrophy.
The beautiful hand-guilloche dial also includes blue steel hollow moon tip hands. Besides, there are two alarm indicators. The circular one that shows whether the alarm is turned on is placed between the 9 and 10, while a triangular alarm power reserve aperture sits at the 3 o’clock position (this watch has a power reserve of at least 55 hours). Besides, the music-box styled watch by Breguet possesses a chapter ring that features Roman numerals.
This blend between supreme watch-making and music is powered by the automatic mechanical Breguet movement Caliber 0900 with a silicon escape-wheel. It has 59 jewels and a frequency of 4 Hz.
The self-winding movement (which is numbered and has the Breguet signature) is fitted into 18-carat polished white gold case of substantial size, with diameter of 48 mm. The back of the case is personalized for the Only Watch 2011 charity auction and has the inscription “piece unique” on it. The musical theme is also clearly featured on the side of the case, which sports engravings that represent musical notes on the sheet.
The case of the Breguet Reveil Musical Watch is joined to its classy black alligator strap with rounded and soldered lugs and screw-secured spring-bars. The leather strap fastens with a buckle. It is also worth noting that the wristwatch by Breguet has a secure protection of a quality sapphire glass, as well as a water resistance to 30 meters.