AL Breguet - Horology's original fine innovators keep their rich legacy alive
The Luxury Collection|Volume 6 Issue 3
AL Breguet - Horology's original fine innovators keep their rich legacy alive
The House of Breguet, founded in 1775, is the very acme of excellence in watchmaking and is an indelible part of Europe’s cultural and industrial heritage.

Its creations have graced the wrists of some of the greatest personages in Europe and been witness to the continent’s most transformative historical moments. And this rich, hoary legacy is kept alive by the brand through its line of incomparable timepieces that stay true to the codes established by the brand’s founder, the venerable Abraham Louis Breguet.

Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367

The tourbillon, that first great innovation in the history of watchmaking, was invented by AL Breguet and this timepiece raises (or should we say reduces?) it to incredible levels. No thicker than 3 millimeters, this is Breguet’s thinnest tourbillon movement ever, set in a case that itself measures just 7.45 millimeters.

Placed between 4 and 6 o’clock, the tourbillon is housed in a titanium carriage that features a made-to-measure escapement and a silicon Breguet balance spring that oscillates at a frequency of four hertz, which is particularly high for a tourbillon balance spring. The Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 boasts an 80-hour power reserve thanks to its high-energy barrel, a concept patented by Breguet. Under the dial, lies the beating heart of the watch, with its minimalist design - the 581 caliber, which distinguishes itself through its finesse and technical performance.

In the 5367, this Extra-Thin Self-Winding Tourbillon’s dial has been given a touch of deep blue, by using the traditional grand feu enamel technique. There are a limited number of artisans still capable of mastering this age-old process, which was dear to Abraham-Louis Breguet, as he appreciated the spotless aspect it conferred on watches. Today, Breguet keeps this art alive with a workshop entirely dedicated to enamelling.

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