Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat 5367PT
For 2020, Breguet takes its super flimsy tourbillon reference and dresses it up with a striking blue lacquer dial. This most recent expansion to the setup of traditionally styled Breguet watches is the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367PT in platinum with a blue “Grand Feu” finish dial.
Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367
Breguet presented the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique ref. 5367 out of 2017. While like the ref. 5377, which appeared in 2013 as the most slender programmed tourbillon underway, the ref. 5367 offers a more downplayed approach by supplanting the guilloché dial with a polish one and eliminating the force save indicator.
The new reference 5367PT wears a 41mm platinum case that gauges a simple 7.45mm thick, complete with the fluted caseband and welded hauls that are normal for the Classique assortment. To accomplish this surprising slimness for a tourbillon watch, Breguet has planned the 3mm Caliber 581 to have a fringe rotor, which winds the origin through an incidentally mounted swaying weight fitted along the external edge of the development.
Most programmed watches have their rotors mounted in the focal point of their developments, implying that at some random point as expected, generally a large portion of the development is covered by the rotor and isn’t visible. With the rotor set around the fringe of the development on the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367PT, the dazzling design and adornment of the type can be appreciated completely unhampered through the sapphire caseback.
Blue Grand Feu Enamel Dial
Like past forms of the ref. 5367, the new Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique likewise includes a Grand Feu lacquer dial, however one that is done blue rather than white. Grand Feu (which is French for “enormous fire”) alludes to the high temperatures expected to make the dial. Different layers of blue veneer are applied to the gold dial with each layer started up in a heater at in excess of 1,470 degrees Fahrenheit. The dial is then hand-cleaned until the surface radiates the perfect sheen. Making Grand Feu polish dials is an uncommon art that a couple of watch brands can accomplish in-house.
The excellent blue veneer foundation fills in as the ideal differentiation to the silvered gold Breguet numerals applied to the dial and the open-tipped Breguet hands. The time show is put somewhat helter-skelter to account for the tourbillon system. Situated in the middle of 4 and 6 o’clock, the tourbillon is housed in a titanium carriage with an equilibrium spring that sways at 4 Hz – a high recurrence for a tourbillon balance spring.
Finally, carrying on the blue and white metal colorway of the watch, the new Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367PT is fitted with a blue gator lash with a platinum triple collapsing clasp. Although it’s anything but a restricted release, Breguet has picked to hold the blue dial variant of the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique as a store exclusive.
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