CLASSIQUE TOURBILLON EXTRA-PLAT SQUELETTE 5395
With this splendid series, Breguet truly demonstrates its expertise in fine watchmaking and craftsmanship.
A masterpiece in the fine watchmaking arena since 2014, the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat by Breguet continues to build on its leading position. After developing variations in the dial, the brand is playing its ace by unveiling a series which, this time, does not feature this component. The Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395 is a masterstroke. The rose gold or platinum case with a diameter of 41 mm and a depth of 7.70 mm houses an openwork version of the 581 calibre just 3 mm thick. To reach their goal, the Breguet watchmakers have made several adjustments. The gold plate and bridges have been hollowed out to highlight the mechanical architecture. The oscillating weight has been moved to the outer edge. And to free up space, the silicon escapement has been transformed with a special construction. The regulating organ has also been given a complete design overhaul. Including its cage, it only weighs 0.290 g.
Although the automatic movement has been streamlined losing a total of 50% of its composition, the performance has not been compromised. With its “high energy” barrel, it offers a power reserve of 80 hours.
The hand-engraved, chamfered edition, composed of 325 parts, also has a guilloched Clou de Paris pattern. Passing over this composition is a pair of traditional blued hands which point to an hour circle made up of Roman numerals set on a thin section in sapphire. Over 220 years after its creation, the gyrations of the tourbillon do not fail to amaze us.
Price: 220,000 CHF (rose gold) – 235,000 CHF (platinum) breguet.com
By Dan Diaconu
Did you like this article?