Unveiled at Baselworld 2014, this new Breguet tourbillon perpetual calendar watch (reference 3795) comes with a skeleton dial. The opaque chapter ring at 12 o’clock with its metallic Roman numerals reveals the time with the aid of the Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel. This high-complication timepiece is available in 18K rose gold and platinum versions.
Beneath the disc, an engine-turned hobnail pattern decorates the dial, overarched by the semi-circular scale of the retrograde dates. The one-minute tourbillon at 6 o’clock nicely complements the chapter ring. Its bridge is delicately chamfered and surmounted by a triple hand for the seconds.
The subdial for the days at 9 o’clock is engine turned in waves. In the movement, a snail cam makes the days hand jump instantaneously. At 3 o’clock a blued steel hand points to the months on a dial engine-turned in a shimmering sunburst pattern. At its centre a blue sun shows the leap years.
At the back of the watch, a sapphire-crystal glass reveals the movement and the way the baseplate has been designed to throw the maximum light onto the tourbillon.
Once again, the talents and experience of Breguet’s craftsmen and women were applied to achieve these remarkable decorations by hand. The engravings thus give life to a sumptuous trellis that seems to jump out of the movement, while the tourbillon’s ballet sets the tempo.
Apart from its achievements in technique and design, the Classique Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel 3795 has all the identifying attributes of a Breguet timepiece.
The case, in rose gold or in platinum, is finely fluted around its sides and the lugs are welded on. The engine-turned patterns, the unique number, hands in blued steel and the secret signature complete the features that identify a Breguet watch.
Model: Breguet Classique Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel 3795
950 platinum with a finely fluted caseband
41 mm diameter
Welded lugs with screw bars
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m)
Skeleton dial in silvered 18-carat gold
Individually numbered and signed BREGUET
Hours chapter with Roman numerals on a sapphire disc
Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel
Retrograde dates indication at 12 o’clock, days at 9 o’clock, and months and leap years at 3 o’clock
Small seconds on the tourbillon axis
Manually wound movement with tourbillon and perpetual calendar
Numbered and signed BREGUET. Cal. 558QP3
14 ½ lignes
Power reserve of 50 hours
Lateral lever escapement and balance with adjustment screws on a Breguet spring
Adjusted in six positions
Leather strap with a triple-blade folding clasp
Rose gold version: Reference 3795BR/1E/9WU