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By Roberta Naas | September 2 2019
Underscoring its high-horology expertise in ultra-thin movements, Breguet’s newest Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395 is fitted with a 3mm thick skeletonized tourbillon movement with a new architecture. To achieve this incredible thinness, watchmakers removed nearly 50 percent of the metal from the extra-thin caliber 581SQ.
To save even more space, they placed the rotor on the periphery of the gold movement, and the titanium carriage of the tourbillon forgoes the pinion and base and connects directly with the wheel train, making for a highly transparent and geometric layout.
Even the silicon escapement has a new angled shape to conserve space. The high-energy barrel beats at 4Hz and offers 80 hours of power reserve. Each of the 325 caliber components is meticulously finished with traditional perlage, chamfering, engraving and more.
Price: $240,600 in platinum
Contact: Breguet in New York, +1 646 692 6469, breguet.com