Breguet has once again captivated horology enthusiasts with the addition of two mesmerizing references to its Classique Tourbillon collection. These exquisite timepieces not only boast breathtaking aesthetics but also house the ingenious tourbillon mechanism, a testament to Breguet’s rich heritage of precision craftsmanship.
The Classique Tourbillon collection, rooted in purity and refinement, pays homage to Breguet’s neoclassical style initiated by its visionary founder. Beyond being a master watchmaker, Abraham-Louis Breguet was a pioneer in design, giving dials an avant-garde look while enhancing legibility.
3358BB/VD/986D0: A Starry Night’s Dream in White Gold
The first model in white gold, the 3358BB/VD/986D0, invites us into a dreamscape reminiscent of starry nights. The pearled and varnished mother-of-pearl dial in midnight blue is adorned with a shower of diamonds that seem to glide like celestial bodies. Gold stars, meticulously sandblasted and polished, grace the dial, some even adorned with diamonds.
The off-centered chapter ring at 12 o’clock, with Arabic numerals and rhodium-plated gold Breguet hands, reflects the brand’s DNA. At 6 o’clock, the dial opens to reveal the tourbillon, a spectacle of splendor. A shooting star-shaped bar, adorned with 45 snow-set diamonds, crosses the tourbillon, with a blue spinel at its center. The sapphire case-back unveils a hand-engraved baseplate with Breguet’s name and the unique reference number.
To add a touch of sparkle, the bezel, lugs, and crown are all embellished with diamonds, creating a truly enchanting masterpiece.
3358BR/8D/986D0: Rose Gold Elegance
In the second model, 3358BR/8D/986D0, the rose gold case frames a dial adorned with 281 diamonds, forming elegant curves and using the snow-setting technique. The tourbillon, majestically positioned at the base of the dial, is accentuated by a rounded gold bar graced with 14 diamonds.
Grey and pink-colored contrasts play on the components of the tourbillon’s mechanism, enhancing its fascinating operation. The bezel, lugs, and crown, featuring a rose-cut diamond, add a final touch of sophistication. The sapphire case-back invites the wearer to admire the hand-engraved decoration, completing the aesthetic allure of this rose gold masterpiece.
Breguet’s commitment to precision and innovation traces back to its founder, Abraham-Louis Breguet, who, in 1801, introduced the revolutionary tourbillon mechanism. Born out of the need to counteract the effects of Earth’s gravity on watch movements, the tourbillon’s mobile carriage performed one rotation per minute, canceling out errors and ensuring regularity.
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