CLASS ACT

Breguet’s un­der­stated beauty.

The Peak (Malaysia) - - Contents -

No mat­ter the com­pli­ca­tion be­neath the dial, Breguet watches are al­ways at the pin­na­cle of un­der­stated beauty.

Watch af­fi­ciona­dos know that if one were to delve into the crafts­man­ship and in­no­va­tion be­neath the dial of a Breguet watch, what is ap­par­ent is each time­piece, not least from its Clas­sique col­lec­tion, is al­ways worth ex­actly, if not more than, its ask­ing price.

The Breguet Clas­sique Tour­bil­lon Ex­tra-Plat Au­toma­tique 5367 is the per­fect ex­am­ple of the sub­tle yet sublime beauty of Breguet’s watches. The pris­tine white dial you see is thanks to a grand feu enam­el­ing tech­nique and is de­signed min­i­mally so as not to take away the fo­cus from the fan­tas­tic tour­bil­lon at 5 o’clock. To this end, this new 5367 also doesn’t have a power re­serve in­di­ca­tor as seen on the ref­er­ence 5377 pre­sented in 2013.

The tour­bil­lon it­self is a marvel to be­hold with its hand-bev­elled tour­bil­lon bar topped with a sin­gle spinel. Within the tour­bil­lon com­pli­ca­tion, the es­cape­ment beats with a fre­quency of 4Hz and the bluish colour of the sil­i­con es­cape­ment can also be seen upon closer ex­am­i­na­tion. One of the lit­tle tricks Abra­ham Louis Breguet used to dis­tin­guish watches from the coun­ter­feit ones back in the day was a lit­tle sig­na­ture on the dial. This can also be seen etched on the grand feu enamel dial right above the tour­bil­lon.

The move­ment within the watch is the ex­tra thin cal­i­bre 581, which mea­sures in at 3mm thick; and this ul­ti­mately al­lows the case of the 5367 to be con­strained within a 7.45mm height so it will slip per­fectly un­der any shirt cuff.

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