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Clas­sique Tour­bil­lon Ex­tra- Plat Au­toma­tique 5367

Breguet has long made ele­gant sim­plic­ity an art form. The maker’s metal­lic blue hands, fea­tur­ing an open cir­cle near the tip, are in­stantly recog­nis­able. This watch in the Clas­sique line is the ul­ti­mate ex­pres­sion of grace and sim­plic­ity, with a 42mm rose- gold case fea­tur­ing an ex­posed tour­bil­lon at the 5 o’clock po­si­tion on its stun­ning grand feu white enamel dial, which has the hour mark­ers slightly off­set to give it an added dash of play­ful­ness. It has an 80- hour power re­serve.

La Es­mer­alda Tour­bil­lon “À Se­cret”

This watch is an homage to La Es­mer­alda Tour­bil­lon with Three Gold Bridges, cre­ated by Con­stant Gi­rard- Per­re­gaux and win­ner of a Gold Medal at the 1889 Uni­ver­sal Ex­hi­bi­tion in Paris. The first thing that struck us about the time­piece is its fine, de­tailed crafts­man­ship, in­clud­ing a hand- en­graved guil­loché up­per main­plate, and a lower main­plate fea­tur­ing a Côtes de Genève mo­tif. The se­cret in its name is a hinged back cover, exquisitely en­graved with three gal­lop­ing horses, which swings open to re­veal the au­to­matic move­ment through a sap­phire­crys­tal case­back. This is a one- off piece made by a sin­gle mas­ter watch­maker.

Master­graff Ul­tra Flat Tour­bil­lon Metiers D’art Graf­fiti

Di­a­mond ex­pert Graff has pro­duced a se­ries of three watches that com­bine the maker’s ex­per­tise with di­a­monds with the arts of mi­cro- paint­ing and enam­elling. Three Ja­pa­nese- art- in­spired watches are the re­sult. The Graf­fiti caught our eye: evok­ing Takashi Mu­rakami, it cel­e­brates tra­di­tional Ja­pa­nese mo­tifs such as the lo­tus blos­som and geisha, al­beit in a very con­tem­po­rary man­ner. How­ever, the Graff 4 hand- wound fly­ing tour­bil­lon at 6 o’clock is a re­minder of the time­piece’s tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced heart.

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