This year, the brand’s Classique Extra-Plate 5157 displayed at 2018’s Baselworld, encompasses their timeless aesthetic that is the ultimate Breguet style. The new rose gold being the finest example. With a self-winding movement and silicon balance spring in a 5.45mm case in contrast with the delicate flutings - representative of A.-L. Breguet’s era.
Featuring their traditional “Clous de Paris” style silvered gold engine turned dial, this timepiece is devoted to mastery of watchmaking from the 16th century onwards, whereby each is hand-crafted according to ancestral methods. Much like its engine of yesteryear, this model is done too on a rose engine or a ‘straight-line’ engine and is undoubtedly an iconic symbol of a Breguet timepiece.
The Classique Extra-Plate 5157 features a self-winding movement with silicon balance spring the watch is housed in a 5.45mm case, accompanied by elegant fluting. Furthermore Breguet's techincal mastery is all hand-crafted according to ancestral methods, that today are production secrets. The time is shown by traditional Breguet open-tipped blue steel hands, that dates back to 1783. After creating such a storm in watchmaking history, the term ‘Breguet hands’ is now a part of industry vocabulary.
To finish, the timepiece features the brand’s secret signature engraved on either side of the 12 o’clock numeral. A design A.-L- Breguet introduced when he realised his creations were being copied and today remains as a symbol of authenticity.
In prelude of this latest timepiece, Breguet have embarked on their Classic Tour - an event showcasing several masterpieces of the Classique line; representing excellence and remarkable tradition of the gentlemen. You can discover more at their Milan store on via Montenapoleone or on their website.
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