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Pre-Baselworld New Release: Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367

A new mechanical poem under the signature of Breguet.
by Dan-Andrei Kluska on January 5, 2018

Breguet enters in the new year with a spectacular piece – the Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367. The newest piece enriches the Grand Complication collection. The brand offers beauty through simplicity and it brings, in the new watch, some of the best manufacturing capabilities. 

 

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Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 features some of the most beautiful qualities Breguet can offer: a classic look with exceptional finishes, an of-centric time display with tourbillon at 5 o’clock packed in a slim, extra-flat precious case.

 

Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367

The new Classique Grandes Complications 5367 can be considered a follow up to the reference 5377, from 2013. The main difference is the absence of the réserve de marche (power reserve) from the dial. Another visual aspect is the minimalist dial of the newest piece, in comparison with the traditional and beautiful guilloché dial.

Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 comes in a 42mm gold case with coin edged fluted sides with a thinness of the case at only 7.45 mm. The Breguet case features welded lugs with screw-secured bars to hold the alligator leather strap. On top and on the bottom, the case is covered with sapphire crystal. The Classique’s water resistance is 3 bar or 30m, good enough for daily use.

The dial is manufactured using “Grand Feu” technique. This process consists in applying a certain amount of silica or soft glass on the pre-prepared dial surface and then “cooking” it in a “great fire” of around 800°C – 900°C. The high temperature melts and distributes evenly the enamel, obtaining the beautiful look of the “Grand Feu” dials. The artisan needs special skills and experience to obtain a flawless result.

The dial presents an off-centred time register. The 11 o’clock placed chapter ring with Breguet Arabic numerals is balancing the 5 o’clock placed tourbillon.  The one-minute tourbillon, doubling as small seconds indication, enchants with the hand-bevelled and decorated bar. The blue Breguet traditional hands create a spectacular contrast with the striking white enamel dial, offering exceptional legibility. The dial is signed Breguet, features a subtle “Swiss Made Grand Feu” printing at 6 o’clock.

Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 is powered by the extra-thin calibre 581. The 3mm movement holds an impressive 80 hours power reserve. The “high- energy” barrel has a patented construction with an increased number of coils of its spring, hence the increased energy stored. The tourbillon is built in a light titanium case and uses a modern 4Hz silicon balance spring.

The movement decoration is rich, in contrast with the simplicity of the enamel dial. The calibre 581 features hand decorated bridges and barrel. We expect the same level of high decorations as the reference 5377. The oscillating weight is placed at the periphery of the calibre, un-obstructing the view. The platinum weight is hand decorated.

 

Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367

A promising good looking watch. The Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique offers an indisputable series of properties: an automatic tourbillon movement, a Grand Feu magnificent dial and slim gold case. To note the beautiful and modern silicon spring escapement.

 

Specification Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367

Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 has the reference number 5367BR/29/9WU. Also available in platinum as Reference 5367PT/29/9WU

 

Movement Cal. 581

Type: Self-winding mechanical movement

Dimensions: 16 lignes, 3mm thickness

Jewels: 33

Power reserve: 80 hours

Frequency: 4Hz / 28’800 vph

Functions: Hours, Minutes and tourbillon at 5 o’clock

 

Case

Material: 18-carat rose gold case

Dimensions of the case: 42mm diameter, 7.45mm thickness

Crystal: Sapphire crystal

Crown: Crown in case material

Caseback: Sapphire crystal

Water Resistance: 3bar / 30m

 

Strap

Material: Alligator strap

Buckle: Rose gold folding clasp

 

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