Along with the consistent stream of SIHH 2018 previews that have been coming our way over the past few weeks, we’ve occasionally gotten a taste of what’s to come in March at Baselworld. That was the case earlier this week when we received a first look at what’s up next for Breguet.
The Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 seems to combine all the things we love about Breguet timepieces — such as the iconic Breguet numerals, a tourbillon, and an off-centered dial — with a heaping of new features for the Grande Complications collection. Technically, the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat has been in Breguet’s catalog since 2013, but this time around, a grand feu enamel dial is added and the power reserve indicator removed to create an increasingly austere dial layout.
The tourbillon that encompasses both four and five o’clock has a hand-beveled tourbillon bar topped by a spinel that stabilizes the extra-thin mechanism. The case comes in either 18k rose gold or platinum with a fluted caseband and exhibition caseback so you can see the hand-engraved bridges, barrel, and oscillating weight. It’s a surprisingly thin timepiece at a sylphlike 7.45 mm thanks to the self-winding caliber 581 that is only 3 mm thick. The movement provides an 80-hour power reserve with a 4 Hz rate.
The price is not yet available but we’ll be sure to update you once we know.