Breguet has never ceased to enchant. Yes, “enchanting” is the word be it for the Breguet Reine de Naples Day/Night watch, the diamond studded Minute Repeater Ref. 7639 or the ‘Marie-Antoinette à la Rose’ inspired ‘Secret de la Reine’ timepiece. Now mesmerizing connoisseurs aplenty is the Swiss watchmaker’s revamped Classique.
Breguet’s Classique Grande Complication hit the right notes in its Reveil Musical Alarm avatar. It is doing so once again albeit non-musically. Making a comeback with a bi-directional platinum winding rotor on the periphery of the movement, it is one of the world’s thinnest automatic tourbillon timepieces. Breguet Classique Grande Complication Tourbillon Extra-Thin Automatic 537 comes cased in platinum, decorated with four kinds of guilloche.
A hobnail pattern for the hours and minutes chapter, a barleycorn surround, a straight chevron pattern for the power-reserve indicator at 8:30 and cross-hatching to outline each feature render it true beauty. While the off-center tourbillon movement, with its patented titanium carriage, a silicon balance spring and an escapement constructed of silicon and anti-magnetic steel make it a real marvel of engineering.
My personal favorite, however, remain the blued steel Breguet hands. With them as well as the blue sapphire at the center of the Tourbillon bridge the watch surpasses the realms of haute horlogerie. It contains an in-house automatic caliber 581DR with 42 jewels and providing no less than 90 hours of power reserve. The timepiece comes with a black leather strap with triple-blade folding clasp and is also available in rose gold.
[Via – Timezone]