What Abraham-Louis Breguet set out to achieve was at once simple and highly ambitious : a watch which would wind itself, without the aid of a key or any other external agency. In his customary fashion, Breguet never laid claim to either the idea or the term “perpétuelle”, taking credit merely – if that is the appropriate word – for the invention of a system that was reliable and effective : an oscillating weight “à secousses” which responded to the wearer’s movements and ordinary walking. The oscillating weight, sprung so that it returned to its original position after each movement, pushed up two going-barrels, stopping when the springs were fully depressed.
Classique wristwatch in 18-carat gold. Selfwinding extra-thin movement with date, power-reserve indicator and phases and age of the moon. Balance spring in silicon. Dial in gold, hand-engraved on a rose engine. Sapphire caseback. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m). Diameter: 39 mm.
Available in rose gold, in white gold and in yellow gold with different hand-engraved dials in gold, including a blue version on the white gold model.