The Tourbillon has always been Breguet’s prerogative. Present in almost all Breguet’s collections and never weighing more than one gram, it bears testament to the extraordinary watchmaking mastery of the House of Breguet, the guardian of the myth of its creation. The new Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395, latest in the long line of luxury timepieces offered by the Swiss watchmaker, celebrates this mechanical virtuosity with an extra-thin three-millimeter thick skeleton design that makes it one of the finest self-winding tourbillon movements in the world.
An Extra-Thin Movement That Breathes in a New Lightness
The previous creations of Breguet are a testament of extreme finesse and technical feats. But to achieve an extra-thin design, the whole architecture of the tourbillon has to be rethought. Breguet removes almost 50 per cent of the material from this movement, without compromising the build — a feat of technical craftsmanship that required a series of often complex adjustments.
With extra-thin caliber, the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395 is ultra light – the carriage weighs no more than 0.290 grams in total – and equipped with an outstanding power reserve of 80 hours thanks to a high-energy barrel beating at four hertz – a particularly high frequency for a tourbillon. The gold plate and bridges have been hollowed out so as to display the mechanical anatomy of the movement. The challenge of this undertaking lies primarily in removing as much material as possible, while preserving the technical properties of the various different components.
Minimalist Sophistication in its Full Glory
The Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395 sits in a fluted case topped with a domed glass-box revealing the movement. The sapphire dial features applied hour markers in blued gold. The hours chapter is made of galvanic growth and the timer is laser-engraved and filled with blue varnish. The sophisticated and minimalist design is rounded off with traditional blued moon-tipped hands and soldered horns in the true Breguet style. Water-resistant to 30 meters, the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395 is available with a grey movement in a rose gold case, or with a rose movement in a platinum case.
Learn more about Breguet’s Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395 at www.breguet.com