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Breguet’s sig­na­ture world­timer, the Hora Mundi, is rein­tro­duced with a less or­nate look

When the Clas­sique Hora Mundi 5717 watch was launched, it stood out with its de­pic­tion of the world’s con­ti­nents on a sil­vered gold dial. This year, the Breguet Clas­sique Hora Mundi 5727 is in­tro­duced with the same com­pli­ca­tion, but with­out its pre­de­ces­sor’s vis­ual rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the con­ti­nents – the dial bears clou de Paris guil­loché in­stead. More en­gine-turn­ing work is found on the 24-hour sub-dial, whose up­per and lower halves, which cor­re­spond to the day and night, show the flame and cross weave mo­tifs re­spec­tively.

The new it­er­a­tion may be pow­ered by the same en­gine un­der­neath the dial, but it looks com­pletely dif­fer­ent, and ar­guably more wear­able in every­day set­tings.

Breguet holds four patents as­so­ci­ated with the Hora Mundi thanks to its unique com­pli­ca­tion, which is pro­grammed to track and dis­play the time in two cities on de­mand. When the crown at eight o’clock is pushed, the watch’s hour hand, 24-hour in­di­ca­tor, and date dis­play at 12 o’clock si­mul­ta­ne­ously change from one pre­s­e­lected time zone to the other. Set­ting these two de­sired time zones is eas­ily done by pulling the same crown out and turn­ing it for­wards or back­wards un­til the de­sired city ap­pears in the win­dow at six o’clock.

The pre­vi­ous Hora Mundi, 5717, mea­sures 43mm wide and 13.55mm thick. The new ver­sion, 5727, has the same di­am­e­ter but clocks in at a slightly thin­ner 12.6mm. It is avail­able in ei­ther white or rose gold. MOVE­MENT Self-wind­ing Breguet Cal­i­bre 77F0 with in­stant time zone jump on de­mand; 55-hour power re­serve

CASE 43mm in rose or white gold, wa­ter re­sis­tant to 30m STRAP Brown or black al­li­ga­tor with rose or white gold ardil­lon buckle PRICE $98,600 (rose gold) $99,300 (white gold)

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