Based on the new Breguet Caliber 777 movement incorporating a silicon escapement and a Breguet balance-spring, the new Breguet Reveil Musical Watch houses a fabulous patented musical mechanism, a disc with pins rather than a typical music box cylinder mechanism. A disc carrying the pins replaces the traditional music-box cylinder and alternately acts on the 15 metal teeth of the comb. A metallic glass membrane engine-turned by hand enriches this exceptional mechanism and serves to amplify the frequencies required to emit the tune, as well as guaranteeing water resistance.
The watch will play a 20-25 second musical tune either at its owner’s pleasure, via a push piece positioned at 10 o’clock, or at any given time via a pre-set alarm function. The dial performs a complete turn during the 20 to 25 seconds while the tune is being played. A power reserve display at 3 o’clock indicates whether or not the watch has the energy to play the tune, and in fact will not make music without enough stored energy to enable the the musical to be played in its entirety.
The musical watch comes in a yellow or white gold case and is encased in an exceptional presentation box crafted in resonance wood from the Risoud forest, used in guitars and other musical instruments, in Valle de Joux.