The Peak (Hong Kong) - - Watches -

This is with­out a doubt one of my favourite pieces to come out of Basel this year. There’s some­thing ap­peal­ing about tak­ing some­thing fun­da­men­tally sim­ple – a small sec­onds watch – and ap­ply­ing a sub­tle dif­fer­ence to com­pletely trans­form its aes­thetic value. Breguet’s Classique 7147 Small Sec­onds has a beau­ti­ful enamel dial – but it’s not just any enamel dial. In­stead of paint­ing on a sub-dial, the watch­maker fired a sin­gle piece of enamel with a slight dip, cre­at­ing a pool of sorts for the small sec­onds sub-dial to rest in. There’s some­thing about a large, piece of flaw­lessly fired enamel that is just so el­e­gant; the dial is in­cred­i­bly sim­ple look­ing but you know it took nu­mer­ous at­tempts to get it just right. It’s a piece that re­ally needs to be seen in the flesh to truly ap­pre­ci­ate.

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