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Movie Watch: The Darkest Hour (2017)

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The film Darkest Hour is quite possibly one of the most patriotic of the century. A tale of British can-do in a time of terrible turmoil, the film follows Sir Winston Churchill as he navigates his way through the Second World War. Of course, he may have had some excellent qualities, but his taste in watches has to be up there as one of his best.

Breguet No 765 Replica

Breguet’s No. 765 Replica stars alongside actor Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour.

Churchill wore his favourite Breguet No. 765 – otherwise known as the ‘Turnip’ – all his life, and they couldn’t have made the film without perfectly replicating this piece, too. Like him or not, Churchill has indisputably left behind a pretty impressive legacy, although Breguet proved more enduring in the long-term. And as for the fate of his beloved? No. 765 now sits happily on display at the Churchill War Rooms in the Imperial War Museums.

About the author

Sam Kessler

Sam Kessler

Legend has it that Sam’s first word was ‘escapement’ and, while he might have started that legend himself, he’s been in the watch world long enough that it makes little difference. As the editor of Oracle Time, he’s our leading man for all things horological – even if he does love yellow dials to a worrying degree. Owns a Pogue; doesn’t own an Oyster Perpetual. Yet.

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