Hands-On: Two New Breguet Reine de Naples Watches – HODINKEE

The 8967 is new and unusual, not because of the case size but because of the free-flowing lacquered dial. The mix of dark blue and turquoise is really nicely done on this watch, and while I’m not a huge color person (ok, fine, who am I kidding, I’m really into colorful watches these days), I really like the look of this dial. It reminds me of the mood rings I used to love as a kid and that’s the kind of whimsy you don’t often see from Breguet, and I like it. (Not to mention, tie-dye is very in right now). The numerals are again the elongated Arabic numerals but unlike the 8918, there are only two of them – 12 and 6. I find these to be overall more appealing to my eye, because there is balance and it lets the colors of the dial really shine through.