Classique EXTRA-PLATE 5157
The timepiece’s selfwinding movement with silicon balance spring is housed in a 5.45mm case with delicate fluting on the case-band, reflecting the grace of the motifs from the timepieces of A.-L. Breguet’s era. Its silvered gold engine-turned dial bears the traditional “Clous de Paris” hobnail style. Engine-turning is an engraving technique favoured by master watchmakers from the 16th century onwards. Engineturning— still a distinctive
hallmark of a Breguet timepiece— is done on a rose engine (for circular decoration) or a “straightline” engine (for linear motifs). On this Classique Extra-Plate watch in rose gold, the time is shown by the traditional Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel designed by Breguet in 1783. Another characteristic attribute is Breguet’s secret signature, engraved on either side of the 12 o’clock numeral. This signature remains a true token of authenticity.