Introduced in 2006, the Breguet Double Tourbillon watch houses a hand-wound movement fitted with a pair of tourbillon regulators rotating on the hour axis. An aesthetic as well as a technical masterpiece, the watch features today a pink gold case measuring 44 mm in diameter and housing over 570 components.
Working independently from one another, two tourbillons are coupled by means of differential gears and mounted on a rotating centre plate effecting a complete revolution in twelve hours. The differential device conveys the two tourbillons’ mean rate to the rotating centre plate and to the time-display mechanism.
The rate of the watch is thus the mean rate of the two tourbillons, making its movement twice as precise as a normal one. The hour is shown by the bridge connecting the tourbillon regulators doubling as a watch hand, while the minutes are indicated by a standard hand at centre.
Impeccable finish and spectacular new engraving work on the back of the movement further underscore this exceptional timepiece’s appeal. A manually engine-turned mainplate, a chapter ring inscribed with Roman numerals, pink gilt Breguet hands, a movement with decorated bridges and bars and other parts beveled and polished further testify to an exceptionally handsome design of unrivalled beauty and refinement.
Model: Breguet Classique 5347 Double Tourbillon in Pink Gold
Round, in 18K pink gold, with finely fluted caseband. Sapphire caseback. Diameter: 44 mm. Rounded horns welded to the case, screw pins securing the strap. Water-resistant to 30 meters.
Ring-shaped, forming a flange in 18K silvered gold. Individually numbered and signed BREGUET. Chapter ring with Roman numerals. Rose gilt open-tipped BREGUET minute hand. The hour hand is an extension of the bridge supporting the two tourbillon carriages. Manually engine-turned center plate featuring apertures for the two tourbillons and rotating in step with the hours.
Hand-wound mechanical movement with twin tourbillon regulators mounted on the manually engine-turned rotating center plate. The two regulators are coupled by a differential gear that combines the mean rate of the two movements. The tourbillons effect a complete revolution in 12 hours. Movement numbered and signed BREGUET. 50-hour power reserve. 16 ½ lines. 85 jewels. Cal. 588. BREGUET overcoil. Frequency 2.5 Hz. Monometallic BREGUET balance wheels with four gold regulating screws. Adjusted in 6 positions. The back of the movement bears a hand-engraved representation of the solar system, inspired by the 60-second rotation of the tourbillons on themselves and their rotation in tandem around a center axis over a 12-hour period.