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Breguet Classique Double Tourbillon Dragon 5345

These timepieces are a confluence of artistic tradition and horological innovation, embodying the spirit of the dragon with elegance, power, and a touch of the supernatural. Share

In a splendid homage to the Year of the Dragon, an emblem that symbolizes power, courage, nobility, tenacity, and success within Chinese culture, Breguet has unveiled two new exceptional timepieces. These watches are not just marvels of timekeeping but also represent the culmination of the brand’s in-house expertise and centuries-old craftsmanship, celebrating a creature regarded in Chinese lore as a being of supreme talent and supernatural prowess.

At the heart of Breguet’s latest offerings is the tourbillon, an invention by Abraham-Louis Breguet himself on June 26, 1801, designed to counteract the effects of gravity on a watch’s movement. This invention has fascinated horology enthusiasts for over two centuries, with Breguet continually innovating upon its design.

Breguet Classique Double Tourbillon Dragon 5345

The zenith of these innovations is perhaps the double tourbillon introduced in 2006, which features two tourbillons connected by a differential, integrating into the time display in an unprecedented manner. This mechanism is not just a technical feat but a visual spectacle, with the rotating central plate housing the tourbillons, driving the hours hand, and showcasing the mastery of Breguet’s horological expertise.

The Calibre 588N1, a hand-wound movement with a 60-hour power reserve and a 2.5 Hz frequency, powers these intricate watches. Comprising 749 components, this caliber is a testament to Breguet’s commitment to precision and innovation. The movement’s complexity and the allegorical decoration visible through the sapphire crystal caseback highlight the brand’s dedication to both technical prowess and aesthetic beauty.

Breguet Classique Double Tourbillon Dragon 5345

Breguet’s expertise extends beyond the mechanical to the decorative arts, with the Manufacture Horlogère nestled in the Vallée de Joux maintaining a tradition of guilloché and engraving that dates back centuries. The guilloché workshop, with its antique lathes, and the engravers, employing techniques passed down through generations, contribute to the unique beauty of each timepiece. These craftspeople create intricate motifs and textures, from the guilloché fan motif on the rhodium-plated gold rotating plate to the hand-engraved gold dragon that adorns the watch, symbolizing wisdom and imperial power.

Breguet goes a step further in offering personalization options that allow clients to make each timepiece uniquely their own. From the shape and color of the dragon to the hues of the Roman numerals, hands, and strap, the brand offers an array of choices to ensure that each watch not only tells time but also tells a story tailored to its wearer.

Breguet Classique Double Tourbillon Dragon 5345

The details of these watches, such as the laser-engraved Roman numerals filled with black varnish and the Clous de Paris hobnail motif, exemplify Breguet’s commitment to luxury and attention to detail. This dedication to craftsmanship and the ability to customize aspects of the watch underscore Breguet’s position as a leader in luxury horology, offering pieces that are as unique as they are timeless.

Technical Specifications
Guide Price
CHF 775,000
Limited Edition of 8 pieces
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