Written by: K. Amanuel
The Reveil du Tsar alarm watch was first introduced to the public in 2003 at Baselworld exhibition. Recently, this classic was reconstructed and the newest addition to this collection introduced. The new Reveil du Tsar Enamel Dial, which will be sold exclusively at Breguet boutique shops, is priced at $40,200.
This boutique exclusive edition watch is crafted in 18-carat pink gold and comes in 39 millimeters diameter and 11.35 millimeters thick case. Inside the case is the Breguet caliber 519F automatic movement. The movement has a power reserve of up to 40 hours and water resistance up to 30 meters. The sapphire caseback allows the wearer to appreciate this complication.
The dial of this Reveil du Tsar is a nice combination of modern and classic look. The watch dial is functional and aesthetically appealing and applies a special technique called “grand feu enamel.” “Grand Feu” is a method of decoration that uses limited range of colors pained onto the raw glaze and fired together to create images that are very clear and easily legible. While complex, the dial is easily readable. The dial is sleek and attractive.
The dial reveals the main feautre of the Reveil du Tsar, which is its alarm function. The alarm can be set on the subdial at the 3 o’clock position, which has Breguet hands. The 24-hour subdial is located at the 9 o’clock position and allows for checking different time zone. The 30-second register at 6 o’clock has dual-tipped seconds hand and is wrapped neatly around a date window. The power reserve indicator is located between the 10 and 11 o’clock and shows power stored for alarm. The alarm chimes using a rapidly moving hammer and gong rings, which can be observed through the caseback. The alarm on/off indicator is located at the 12 o’clock position and the alarm complication can be controlled with the winding crown located at 4 o’clock.
Breguet Reveil du Tsar Enamel Boutique Edition Automatic Alarm Aatch specification
Movement: Automatic, Breguet caliber 519F, 34 jewels, 28,800 vph, in-house, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds, second time zone, alarm, date
Power reserve: 45 hours
Case material: 18-carat rose gold
Bezel material: 18-carat rose gold
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 39.00 mm diameter
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Dial: White, Grand Feu enameled
Numerals: Arabic on the main display, Roman on the alarm sub-dial
Hands: Steel, heat-blued
Water resistance: 30 meters
Case back: Sapphire