Those of you out there who know me or know my taste in watches understand that I am NOT a big fan of the legendary Tourbillion complication. Of course, I have respect for it and how it’s executed in the manufacturing process but in terms of how that fits in today, I don’t have time for it!
I am a huge fan of the horological giant, Breguet. They are sophisticated and timeless and after all, they did invent the Tourbillion in the late seventeen hundreds and are the reason why it still has some relevancy in high-end watchmaking. The Breguet Classique has always been one of my favorite simple watches on the planet. To me, it’s a marriage of classic elegance at its finest. Breguet has released the NEW Classique Tourbillon Extra -Flat Automatic 5367 in 18k rose gold and platinum.
The case, in 18kt, rose gold, or in platinum, measures 42mm x 7.45mm. It has double sapphire crystals and is water-resistant to 30 meters. Finely fluted case band. Welded lugs with screw-secured bars.
The movement is the Swiss automatic Breguet in-house caliber 581 with 33 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a power reserve of 80 hours. Extra-thin (3 mm) rhodium-plated movement. Barrel mounted on roller bearings. Inverted lateral lever escapement with silicon horns. Silicon balance spring. Tourbillon with titanium carriage. Small seconds on the tourbillon axis. The bridges, barrel, and rotor are hand-engraved. Crafted in platinum for greater inertia, the latter rotates on the periphery of the caliber.
The dial is in Grand Feu enamel, signed Breguet. Chapter ring with Breguet Arabic numerals. Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel. Breguet has opted for a graphic hand-beveled tourbillon bar, topped by a spinel. The chapter is off-centered at 11 o’clock and thus directly facing the tourbillon at 5 o’clock. It comes fitted on a blue or mahogany brown alligator leather strap with an 18kt rose or white gold folding clasp. I love how the hours and minutes hand, as well as the Tourbillion, is off-center. The contrast between the enamel dial black numbers and steel blued Pommes hands are just perfect.
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