Reviewing: Breguet Classique Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel 3797

The ref. 3797 is the latest perpetual calendar model in Breguet’s ever-growing Classique collection, and it packs even more information than previous models:


The amount of information displayed on its dial, or rather, half of its dial, could easily have been a very confusing disaster. But the layered design of the dial creates a very intuitive display with fascinating aesthetics.

The bottom half of the dial is dominated by a tourbillon at 6 o’clock, leaving little room for a perpetual calendar with a retrograde date at 12 o’clock, a day counter at 9 o’clock, and a month and leap year counter at 3 o’clock.


All of this inside a 41mm case, with welded lugs finely fluted in Breguet’s signature style. So how does Breguet manage such a complex design? Quite simply, in fact, by lifting the hours and minutes chapter on an offset sapphire disc.

This neat trick also enables the other functions on the dial to overlap each other. Beneath the disc, an engine-turned hobnail pattern decorates the dial, overarched by the semi-circular scale of the retrograde dates (see picture below, next to the Classique Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel ref. 3795).


The whole thing sits against a silvered and engine-turned dial featuring four different patterns. On the wrist, the result looks and feels stunning. It measures well and carries a bit of heft, meaning you won’t forget the exceptional watch you are carrying.

Others are also sure to notice this breathtaking timepiece. The one-minute tourbillon at 6 o’clock brings yet another dimension to the watch. Its bridge is delicately chamfered and surmounted by a triple hand for the seconds.


On the back, a sapphire crystal glass reveals the finely decorated hand-wound Calibre 558QP2 movement, beating at 18,000 vibrations per hours and offering 50 hours of power reserve.

The new Quantième Perpétuel is available in two versions, in 18-carat rose gold, or in platinum (ref.3797PT) and comes with a leather strap with a triple-blade folding clasp. For more, please visit Breguet.