Clas­sique EX­TRA-PLATE 5157

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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.

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