After the successful launch of the 18kt rose gold model at Baselworld 2013, Breguet enhances its Classique Tourbillon extra-thin automatic collection now welcomes an elegant platinum model.
This exceptionally extra-thin watch is distinguished by an off-centre tourbillon with a carriage in titanium which formulation is protected by several patents. The movement of this 5377 itself incorporates a balance spring in silicon – lauded for its anti-magnetic properties – and an escapement made of silicon and anti-magnetic steel. These technical characteristics enable the new calibre 581DR fitted into this Classique “Grande Complication” to beat at 4Hz, a high frequency for a Tourbillon. Yet the power reserve is not sacrificed. Thanks to the patented “high-energy” barrel, the reference 5377 provides 90 hours of running time.
To keep the height of the movement down to 3mm in a 7mm thick case, Breguet’s watchmakers have placed the bi-directional platinum winding rotor on the periphery of the movement. This technical prowess makes this automatic Tourbillon one of the world’s thinnest.
Stylistically, the dial of this 42mm platinum watch is decorated with four engine-turned patterns which embody a full measure of respect for high watchmaking centuries-old values: 1) a hobnail pattern for the hours and minutes chapter; 2) a barleycorn surround; 3) a straight chevron pattern for the power-reserve indicator at 8:30; 4) cross-hatching to outline each feature. A blue sapphire at the centre of the Tourbillon bridge draws the eye down from the hands.
Supremely elegant, this new Classique “Grande Complication” Tourbillon extra-thin automatic is a thoroughbred Breguet subtly combining timeless aesthetic and technological vanguard.
Platinum with a finely fluted caseband
Sapphire-crystal case back
Welded lugs with screw bars
Water resistant to 3 bar (30m)
18carat gold, silvered and engine-turned in four different patterns
Individually numbered and signed BREGUET
Hour’s chapter with Roman numerals
Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel
Self-winding extra-thin Tourbillon movement
Small seconds on the Tourbillon
Numbered and signed BREGUET. Cal. 581DR, 16 lignes, 42 jewels
Power reserve of 90 hours with an indicator at 8:30
Barrel on roller bearings
Lateral lever escapement in silicon and anti-magnetic steel
Silicon balance spring
Adjusted in six positions
Leather strap with a triple-blade folding clasp
Also available in a rose gold case: reference 5377BR/12/9WU.