It was 218 years ago, when Abraham-Louis Breguet first patented the tourbillon – the single-most ingenious way of improving the chronometric accuracy of a movement by negating the affects of gravity. Paying homage to this invention, as well as the Time to Move campaign by the Swatch Group, Montres Breguet revealed its latest interpretation of the tourbillon. Presenting the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395.
Having removed almost 50 per cent of the material from the architecture of the watch, the new 18-karat gold skeleton piece includes three different types of crafts. These are engraving, engine-turning, and anglage. The extra-thin self-winding 581 calibre measures a thickness of a three millimetres. The tourbillon comes in a titanium carriage which engages directly with the wheel train and the angled silicon escapement helps save on space in the architecture of the watch. It has been incorporated in a fully skeletal design for the first time.
The fluted case of the Classique Tourbillon Squelette comes in a domed glass-box with a sapphire dial featuring the applied markers in blued gold. The Breguet hands are open-tipped and come in blued steel. The Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395 is available in two versions – platinum and rose god – and sits comfortable on an alligator leather strap.