BREGUET – CLASSIQUE TOURBILLON EXTRA-PLAT AUTOMATIQUE 5367
ELEGANCE IS AN ART
As a prelude to Baselworld 2018, Breguet has unveiled a state-of-the-art timepiece embracing a tourbillon and Grand Feu enamel dial nestling in an extra-slim case.
Until today, no watch in Breguet’s Grand Complications collection featured a Grand Feu enamel dial which, it must be said, is one of the manufacture’s stylistic signatures. This century-old decorative technique continues to be the most delicate to fashion. It brings unequalled depth and sublime dazzle, which we will discover in 2018 on the revamped Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique.
This new 5367 reference draws its inspiration from the 5377, revealed in 2013, but unlike the latter, which centre staged highly-traditional decorative features, the newcomer is absolutely minimalistic! The purity of the enamel led to different aesthetic choices. The power reserve indicator has been removed to better enhance the presence of the tourbillon at 5 o’clock. The ever-so famous blue hollow moon-tip hands, which contrast perfectly with the whiteness of the enamel, point at a delicate hour chapter composed on Arabic numerals. This graphical layout provides impeccable legibility, which is somewhat reminiscent of that of Breguet’s pocket watches.
When this 5367 reference timepiece is turned over, we can but admire the richly decorative components of its self-winding mechanical movement through the sapphire-crystal caseback. Bridges, plate and barrel are all hand-engraved. The 581 calibre, integrating a “high-energy” barrel, offers the watch a rather advantageous 80-hour power reserve.
This composition nestles in a 42 mm-diameter, 7 mm-slim rose gold or platinum case.
The Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique attaches to the wrist with an exquisite mahogany-brown or blue alligator strap, finished off with a folding clasp.
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By Dan Diaconu