Precious Breguet Marine Haute Joaillerie 9509 Poseidonia



French Maison Breguet is a luxury watch, clock manufacturer founded by Abraham Louis Breguet in Paris, in 1775. Breguet is one of the oldest surviving watchmaking brands and a pioneer of numerous watchmaking technologies such as the tourbillon, which was invented by Abraham Breguet in 1801. He also invented and produced the world’s first self-winding watch (the Perpétuelle) in 1780, as well as the world’s first wristwatch in 1810 (the Breguet No.2639, for Caroline Bonaparte, Queen of Naples).

Over the years, notable Breguet patrons and timepieces owners include Queen Marie Antoinette, King Louis XVI, Count Axel von Fersen, King George III, Queen Victoria, Tsar Alexandre I of Russia, Napoléon Bonaparte, Ettore Bugatti, King Farouk, Duke of Windsor, Sir Winston Churchill, Gioachino Rossini, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arthur Rubinstein, Vladimir Putin and so on.

Breguet’s self-winding or ‘perpétuelle’ watches brought him considerable fame both at the court of Versailles and throughout Europe. Although he was not the first to produce a self-winding watch, most experts agree in saying that he produced the first watch of this kind that was truly reliable and effective.



Breguet’s watches had immediate success not only for the quality of the internal mechanisms but also for their design. Just think to the watch hands that he designed in 1783. Made of gold or blued steel and with the circle motifs hollowed out in eccentric fashion, they added irresistible elegance to a watch. They became an immediate success demonstrated by the fact that the term ‘Breguet hands’ soon entered the vocabulary of watchmaking.

Breguet watches are often easily recognized for their coin-edge cases, guilloché dials and blue pomme hands (now often referred to as ‘Breguet hands’).

For his dials he used white enamel plates with typical Arabic numerals leaning slightly to the right or guilloché decorations, i.e. receptive patterns engraved on the dial plate using a manual lathe. More than merely decorative, a guilloché pattern offered the advantage of suppressing the reflection of light on metal dial plates.



But today, with the new Marine Haute Joaillerie Poseidonia, Breguet takes inspiration from the beauties of the seas to create a Fine Watchmaking timepiece that requires exceptional craftsmanship. The name Poseidonia refers to the Posidonia oceanica, an aquatic plant also known as Neptune grass that is essential to the sea’s balance.

Depicting the plant’s arabesques through the art of mother-of-pearl marquetry and invisible setting, the Marine Haute Joaillerie 9509 Poseidonia is presented in a diamond-set version with Tahitian mother of pearl and three other colourful versions – sapphire-set blue, ruby-set red or emerald-set green – with white mother-of-pearl.

For the three latter models, Breguet composes the curves of the Poseidonia in different colors starting from the dominant hue of each version – red, green, or blue. Each of the 85 gems composing the pattern is selected for its hue, then cut and set invisibly.



On the bezel, the setting is composed of the different colors of the dial, just like the setting of the strap buckle. The metallic finish in the center of the buckle also takes the dominant color, as does the iridescent nuance of the leather strap.

The sides of the 35.80 mm x 10.46 mm white-gold case and the crown are delicately fluted, alternating between polished white gold and baguette-cut diamonds. A briolette-cut diamond tops the crown, claw set with six baguette-cut diamonds. The crown protection is set entirely invisibly with 14 baguette-cut diamonds.

Open-tipped Breguet hands in gold indicate the hours and minutes. The tip of the second hand reveals the letter B of the maritime code of signals – a distinctive feature of the Marine collection.


On the caseback, the transparent sapphire reveals the extra-thin, self-winding 591C caliber, whose bridges are engine-turned by hand with the Marine motif, inspired by the deck of a ship. On the bevel of the white-gold rotor, the sparkling diamond border contrasts with the mother-of-pearl. Beating at the frequency of 4 Hz, the movement guarantees 38 hours of power reserve.

The words Horloger de la Marine (Watchmaker to the Navy) are engraved on the rim of the caseback in white gold. This refers to the title of Chronometer-maker to the French Royal Navy bestowed upon Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1815.

The Breguet Marine Haute Joaillerie Poseidonia is available at Breguet Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Breguet.





Schaap en Citroen opens a Vintage Watches boutique

Since 1888, Dutch jeweler Schaap en Citroen has been a popular address for prestigious watches and jewellery, from brands such as Cartier, Chopard, Jaeger LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and Rolex, to name just a few.

Now Schaap en Citroen – with branches in Amsterdam – is expanding its number of stores with a Vintage Watches boutique in the Amsterdam 5-star Conservatorium hotel. A brand new concept for the jeweler’s house: second-hand watches are available in the boutique. Schaap en Citroen offers a realistic and competitive price for the timepiece worn. Visitors can also exchange their worn watch for a new product, for example.

Schaap en Citroen Jewelers offers a wide range of pre-owned watches from the most exclusive brands including Blancpain, Breguet, Jaeger LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Vacharon Constantin, Cartier, Chopard, Rolex, Audemars Piguet, IWC, Omega, and Hublot. An exclusive number of this unique collection can be viewed in the new boutique in the Conservatorium Hotel. The trade-in procedure for second-hand watches can also be arranged online via the website.

Even if you are not looking for a new watch, a visit to the boutique is worthwhile. Interior designer Rob Feenstra has provided the store with a stylish interior with furniture from Fendi Casa and Bentley Home.

Vintage Watch boutique can be found in the Van Baerle Shopping Gallery at the Conservatorium hotel, which is open maardag: 13: 00 to 17: 45. Tuesday-Saturday: 11: 00 – 20: 00, and Sunday from 13.00 to 17.00 o’clock. Phone number: 020 – 2384792.

Come in the beautiful and timeless world of Schaap en Citroen.

Breguet unveils the Tradition Repetition Minutes Tourbillon 7087


If you thought acoustics didn’t have much to do with watch-making then Swiss watch manufacturer Breguet, is set to prove you wrong. After several years of research, the brand has become the first ever company to develop a timepiece around a predetermined sound. The Tradition Répétition Minutes Tourbillon 7087 features ‘an exceptionally pure sound and unprecedented tone’ and will hit the market by the end of this year.


Breguet’s engineers used specially developed sound generators for experimenting with over 200,000 combinations of frequencies which were then classified into categories based on psychoacoustic criteria. After a careful listening, a sound was chosen that best met the development objectives. This sound formed the foundation for the development and construction of the model.

The watch is available with a white or rose gold 44mm case with double sapphire crystals and welded lugs with screw bars. Inside, the movement is a Swiss automatic Breguet in-house caliber 565DR with 58 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 90 hours. It also has a minute-repeater, power reserve and 60-second tourbillon. Other notable features include a titanium baseplate and bridges, magnetic strike governor, bi-directional platinum winding rotor on the periphery of the movement, tourbillon bridge in titanium, inverted lateral lever escapement with silicon pallets and the Breguet balance-wheel on a Breguet silicon spring. It is adjusted to six positions.


Breguet Tradition Repetition Minutes Tourbillon 7087

The dial of the Breguet Tradition Repetition Minutes Tourbillon 7087 is silvered 18kt gold, engine-turned and offset at 1:30. Each timepiece is individually numbered and signed. An alligator strap with white or rose bold pin buckle is the final touch.






Breguet Classique Grande Complications Double Tourbillon

From the Grande Complications collection, French Maison Breguet has introduced a truly amazing timepiece with great attention to each & every detail.

Time is infinite and the same can be said for the exclusive timepieces made to express this eternity. The Tourbillon has become the yardstick by which the great watch houses are judged. Breguet Double Tourbillon is the latest ‘Grande Complication’ from Swatch Group flagship brand Breguet.

It features two tourbillons which work independently of each other and turn around the dial every 12 hours. Breguet has patented this mechanism of two tourbillon movements coupled with 2 differentials: one commands the top plate which rotates and another which commands the arming of the mainspring.

Breguet Caliber 588, contains 69 jewels & has an approximate Power Reserve of 50 hours. The in-house movement has 570 parts. The watch has a 44mm platinum case with front and back sapphire crystals. Hour & Minute chapter ring flange is made of 18kt Gold with a silvered finish. Black painter Roman Numeral hour markers & got minute markers. This piece shall be produced in platinum at about 20 pieces a year. Indulge yourself for the price of $337,000 (300,000 Euros).

The Breguet Classique Grande Complications Double Tourbillon is availlable at Breguet boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Breguet.