Breguet Classique Grandes Complications Tourbillon Messidor 5335

Invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet, the tourbillon regulator ranks high among the most significant horological mechanisms. Introduced at Baselworld 2007, the Classique Tourbillon Messidor design salutes the master’s ingenious invention which he patented, according to the French Revolutionary calendar, on 7 Messidor Year IX (June 26, 1801).

The Breguet 5335 watch is driven by a hand-wound movement. Lodged in a spacious-looking carriage, the uncluttered tourbillon design with its distinct characteristics enhances the charming personality of this timepiece.

Breguet Classique Grandes Complications Tourbillon Messidor 5335

The Breguet Classique Tourbillon Messidor Grand Complication watch has a 40mm diameter case in gold or platinum. Its trim and elegant design features curving, swirling bridges and bars that add an unexpected look to the composition. Its discreet sapphire crystal stresses the entire design’s airy construction, providing a transparent background for the steady pace of the blued Breguet hands.

Breguet Classique Grandes Complications Tourbillon Messidor 5335

The overall effect is one of grace and harmony, of floating serenely through space in step with the tourbillon’s circular dance, an array of meticulously finished parts lovingly polished, chamfered, chased and scored with parallel decorative strokes by the most versatile of all instruments, the human hand.

Breguet Classique Grandes Complications Tourbillon Messidor 5335

In addition to the 18-carat rose gold version featured here, the Breguet Classique Grandes Complications Tourbillon Messidor 5335 is available in a platinum case. They come with alligator leather straps in brown or black color. The brand also offers variants fitted with bracelets in corresponding metals (18K rose gold or Platinum).

Technical details

Model: Breguet Classique Grandes Complications Tourbillon Messidor 5335
Ref. 5335BR/42/9W6 (18-carat rose gold version)

Case
Round in 18-carat rose gold with finely fluted caseband
Diameter: 40mm
Sapphire-crystal caseback
Rounded horns welded to the case with screw-pins to secure the strap
Water-resistant to 30 metres

Dial
Rose gold ornaments set into a sapphire crystal
Individually numbered and signed Breguet
Chapter-ring off-centered at 12 o’clock
Running seconds on the tourbillon carriage at 6 o’clock
Breguet hands in blued-steel

Movement
Open-worked hand-wound mechanical Cal. 558 SQ2, entirely engraved by hand
Individually numbered and signed Breguet
The Tourbillon shaft is held by two sapphire crystals
Power-reserve 50 hours
13½-ligne
25 jewels
Monometallic 2.5 Hz balance-wheel with screws
Adjusted in 6 positions

Strap
Brown alligator leather strap

Other versions
With 18-carat rose case and bracelet: Reference 5335BR/42/RW0
Platinum: Reference 5335PT/42/9W6