The £52,000 Classique Hora Mundi from Breguet

By P. Joseph

Swiss luxury watch-maker Breguet are to launch a new £52,000 wristwatch this Winter featuring an instant-jump time-zone display system – billed as a world first for a mechanical watch.

The time-zone display system includes synchronised date, day/night and city indications and allows users to jump between time zones with the push of a button.

Unveiled at the BaselWorld watch and jewellery fair earlier this year, the Classique Hora Mundi also comes with three different versions of dial, each depicting different regions of the world: the Americas, Europe and Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Other features include a 5717 self-winding mechanical movement, which is based on Calibre 777 with a silicon escapement. Its 44mm case is available in 8-carat red gold or 950 platinum, both watertight to 30 metres.

The watch will be available at Breguet Boutiques, including New Bond Street in London, from Winter 2011.

By P. Joseph