Chinese New Year is right around the corner and most of the high end luxury brands are honoring the Year of the Dragon with a speciality piece. It’s interesting to see what these brands come up with, but I got to tell you that from what I have seen, it’s been really lack luster, until now! The NEW Breguet Classique Double Tourbillon Dragon 53445PT Special Edition is on another level!
This stands out as an exceptional piece in Haute Horlogerie, representing the pinnacle of expertise and craftsmanship embodied by Swiss watchmaking heritage. Crafted to exacting standards this timepiece truly exemplifies Swiss watchmaking’s rich legacy.
This elegant platinum watch measures 46mm across and 16.8mm thick; its large size serves both elegance and superior engineering. Double sapphire crystal provides both elegance and resilience while showing how complex workings of timepiece operate while remaining scratch resistant; plus, this watch boasts being water resistant up to 30 metres, an extraordinary feat indeed for such an intricate timepiece!
At the heart of this watch is a Swiss Breguet 588N1 manual wind caliber. The 81-jewel movement offers 18,000 vibrations an hour with 60 hours reserve capacity; adjustable to six different positions to achieve ideal accuracy; featuring Breguet’s balance spring for enhanced precision – symbol of its dedication to precision chronometry excellence.
This Classique Double Tourbillon Dragon 534PT is truly remarkable. Not only can its double rotating tourbillon correct gravitational mistakes, it creates an exquisite spectacle. This mechanical ballet features an ornate gold dragon hand-engraved as a symbol for power and wisdom – each scale bearing witness to artist skill – along with decorative hand-guilloche handwork on its plate; on its rear there’s even an allegorical motif! It also provides amazing contrast to a classic monochromatic design.
Anthracite-galvanic treatment was applied to the gold bridge below the mainplate for added depth of color and elegance, featuring Clous de Paris Hobnail pattern guilloche work as evidence of exquisite watchmaking techniques.
Functionally, this watch is extremely accessible: its dial displays both hours and minutes with ease, featuring Breguet open-tip hands gliding gracefully along Roman numerals, minute markers and laser-engraved details such as Roman numerals hour markers engraved into black varnished finishes and roman numeral hour marker engravings in Roman numerals on its sapphire chapter ring surrounded by Breguet open-tip hands on sapphire chapter rings with roman numeral hour marker engravings to complete its look. It also features Roman numeral hour marker engravings into its black varnished finishes to further add dimension.
The luxurious black alligator leather strap of the Classique Double Tourbillon Dragon 5345PT perfectly complements its platinum case. Featuring an 18kt white gold pin buckle, it not only ensures added security but also enhances the watch’s overall elegance. As expected with such an exquisite masterpiece, it comes with a hefty price tag of $767,800, reflecting its unique craftsmanship and quality.
This Special Edition watch stands apart as more than just another timepiece; it is art, an homage to horological history, and represents cutting-edge innovations that transcend borders – both luxury watch collectors and connoisseurs will appreciate this timepiece’s artistry and appeal.
Pics courtesy of Breguet
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