As the 2014 Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Show is about to kick off, Breguet, as a leader in the fine watchmaking industry, solemnly unveiled this year’s preview models to watchmakers all over the world-Breguet ClassiqueTourbillonExtra-platAutomatique5377 ultra-thin self-winding tourbillon watch in platinum.
Passion for forward-looking technology and watchmaking excellence
The Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-platAutomatique 5377 ultra-thin self-winding tourbillon watch, which debuted at the 2013 Basel Watch Fair, was put on a platinum outerwear this year, and its exterior design is very creative. The ultra-thin case contains the most watch history One of the great inventions is the patented titanium cage eccentric tourbillon regulator with multiple patents. The Breguet 5377 movement is also equipped with an antimagnetic silicon balance spring and an escapement made of silicon and non-magnetic steel. It is equipped with a 581DR movement and a 4 Hz high-vibration tourbillon. The patented ‘high-energy barrel’ provides a 90-hour power reserve. In order to accurately place the movement of only 3 mm into the 7 mm case, Breguet watchmakers set a ring-shaped platinum automatic rotor that can move in both directions on the edge of the movement. The successful development of this technology makes the Breguet 5377 the thinnest self-winding tourbillon watch. The movement with two patented technologies is like a miniature work of art, delicate and exquisitely retouched by hand, and can be seen through the sapphire crystal case back.
Breguet’s unique style blends rational beauty
This 42mm diameter Breguet watch incorporates many of the brand’s classic logos: hand-engraved dial, Breguet blue-steel hands, individually welded lugs, coin-finished case outer edge, independent numbering, and concealed signature. The birth of this authentic Breguet watch once again demonstrates the brand’s perfect fusion of elegance and performance.
Breguet has been equipped with Breguet’s unique hand-engraved silver or gold dials since 1786. The exquisite hand-engraved dial is famous for its elegant and refined patterns, which complements its precision movement. This exquisite craftsmanship is almost lost to this day, but this has become one of the important details to identify Breguet watches.
From the perspective of exterior design, the dial’s symmetrical lines are intertwined with asymmetrical elements. Four different hand-carved decorations clearly separate different functional areas and present a wonderful harmony of beauty: Paris studs on the hour dial, external The engraved wheat grains on the edges, the power reserve at 8:30 show the carved herringbone pattern, and the diamond pattern outlines different functional areas.
Breguet blue steel hands
For more than two centuries, Breguet has been using the well-known pointer with a hollow eccentric ‘moon-shaped’ needlepoint created by the founder of the brand. Designed around 1783, this slender and elegant pointer became a hit when it was first introduced. Since then, ‘Breguethands’ have become the proper term for watchmaking. Breguet pointers are simple and easy to read, an essential feature of each Breguet watch, and have become the object of many other brands. The 5377ClassiqueTourbillonExtra-platAutomatique Tourbillon watch is no exception to this classic logo.
Independent welding lugs
As a component of the watch, the lugs that connect the strap to the case also reflect the 100% Breguet style. Breguet replaces the commonly used spring rod with a screw bolt, which fixes the strap between the lugs. It is beautiful and durable, making the entire watch more classic. In addition, the eyelet of the winding rod must be accurately drilled to ensure that the case is highly waterproof.
Coin-trimmed case edge
The pit pattern (double-row beaded) on the Breguet watch frame is a well-known brand logo, showing the subtle taste of Breguet timepieces. Like the classics of the past, most of the Breguet models have pitted frames, which stand out from many models. The craftsman cold-rolled the pit pattern onto the watch frame and then processed it manually by mechanical clamps.
Independent number & concealed signature
Watch enthusiasts around the world agree that each Breguet watch embodies an extraordinary standard of watchmaking technology and is worthy to be passed on to future generations. Since the creation of Breguet, each timepiece is individually numbered, allowing collectors to determine its authenticity and origin. This fine tradition continues to this day. Each Breguet watch is accompanied by a unique production number, which will prove the manufacturing skills and efforts of the brand from generation to generation. As early as the end of the 18th century, Breguet became a target of counterfeiters due to its great success. In 1795 Breguet adopted a covert signature. This anti-counterfeiting technology etches a concealed signature on the dial and appears only when the light is illuminated at an oblique angle. To this day, the covert signature is still one of the important marks to distinguish the authenticity of Breguet watches, and it is also the exclusive feature of most Breguet dials.