While most men’s watches Breguet produces are round, the noble Breguet Heritage copy watches are a rare exception. The reason most watch cases are round is because designers have the easiest time making round-cased watches look nice. Thus, making a non-round case such as something square, rectangular, otherwise geometric, or tonneau (barrel-shaped) is a special challenge.
The risk is that despite best efforts these non-round cases will not look attractive… but the reward of getting it right is a truly distinctive wrist-wearing experience that has the potential to be a long-term classic.
Breguet Heritage fake watches with blue steel hands, which feature tonneau-shaped cases along with distinctive Breguet elements is a really nicely made package. Tonneau watches have been around for almost 100 years, but have most recently become popular thanks to two extremely different brands: Franck Muller and Richard Mille.
Each of those two companies offers different executions of the same theme – but it’s done right in both instances. Those are in fact the exception to the norm as, in my opinion, most other tonneau-shaped watches out there aren’t a perfect hit. Breguet replica watches with Swiss mechanical movements, however, are among the rare tonneau watches that I really like to wear.
I’ve not spend enough time with tonneau watches to really explain the science of what makes a perfect shape and wearing experience. To say that it is all about proportions is too simple. In this instance, I feel that the relatively flat top and bottom, rather traditional and stubby lugs, tall and flat sides with coined edges, along with the actually round dial are what make this watch work.