The new 2019 Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette is the lightweight-racer of haute horology. Think of a Porsche GT3 RS, but for the wrist. The new watch, from the inventor of the tourbillon, expands on its elegant Extra-Plat collection which was originally introduced in 2013 as the worlds thinnest tourbillon.
For this latest iteration Breguet have taken to opening up the dial, disposing of anything un-needed and finishing the watch to an extraordinarily high standard. In fact, 50% of the total mass of the movement has been removed from the Caliber 581, creating an airy, opulent wristwatch with an alluring architecture. The resultant watch is perhaps the most Breguet thing Breguet have ever made.
The 18k gold Bridges and base plate are exquisitely finished with Breguet’s signature guilloche or a Clous de Paris respectively and any remaining edges have been hand chamfered to create a 45 degree bevel. Also visible is the manufacture’s name and individual watch serial number which are hand engraved at 9.00 o clock. On the dial you have applied pyramid blue indices and roman numerals which contrast brilliantly against the gold and silver colour of the watch.
This is clearly watch that places the movement as the centre piece, with the rotor reserved for the outer limits of the case to make sure the view from the rear as unobstructed as possible. At just 3mm tall the calibre manages to produce an 80 hour power reserve courtesy of the high-energy barrel, while the silicon escapement has been re-angled to create additional space.
The watch will be available in two versions, either a rose gold case with a silver movement finish or a platinum case with a rose gold movement.
Price & Specs:
Model Name: Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395
Ref: 5395BR/1S/9WU (rose gold), 5395PT/RS//9WU (platinium)
Case: 41mm diameter x 7.7mm height, 18k pink gold or platinum
Movement: Cal. 581SQ, automatic
Power Reserve: 80h
Water Resistance: 30 metres (3 bars)
Frequency: 28,800 bph (4Hz)
Strap: Alligator leather with folding clasp
Price: 220,000 CHF for 8k Rose Gold (Ref. 5395BR/1S/9WU) and 235,000 CHF for platinum (Ref. 5395PT/RS//9WU)
More information at www.breguet.com