Breguet enriches its Classique Tourbillon lineup with two innovative additions: the Starlit Night in white gold and the Stunning Sight in rose gold, continuing Abraham-Louis Breguet’s pioneering spirit, especially in the realm of the tourbillon. The white gold Starlit Night offers an enchanting celestial display. Its blue mother-of-pearl dial, accentuated by a cascade of diamonds, evokes the nocturnal sky. Gold stars in various finishes, including diamond-topped ones, create a captivating three-dimensional effect.
True to Breguet’s heritage, the dial features an off-centred chapter ring at 12 o’clock with Arabic numerals and rhodium-plated gold hands, and the serial number discreetly placed at 4 o’clock. The tourbillon reveals itself in a gracefully curved window at 6 o’clock, highlighted by a bar of snow-set diamonds in a shooting star design, centered by a blue spinel.
The craftsmanship continues to the reverse, where the sapphire case-back uncovers a meticulously engraved baseplate bearing Breguet’s signature and the movement’s unique identifier. Further adding to the opulence, diamonds embellish the bezel, lugs, and a rose-cut diamond on the crown.
For the Stunning Sight the rose gold case encompasses a dial sparkling with 281 diamonds forming sleek curves and snow-set brilliance within the chapter ring. The natural white mother-of-pearl chapter ring at 12 o’clock, alongside the Arabic numerals and hands, align with Breguet’s stylistic ethos. The tourbillon, seated in an elegant oval aperture, is adorned with a curved gold bar set with 14 diamonds.
The movement within both models, a 35 mm case resistant to 30 meters of water, is the 187 D, oscillating at 2.5 Hz and equipped with a hand-wound mechanism promising a 50-hour reserve. Known for its reliability and precision, the movement includes a steel Breguet balance-spring with a hand-crafted terminal curve.
Each timepiece is complemented by a glossy alligator strap, midnight blue for the white gold and crimson red for the rose gold variant. The tourbillon, a brainchild of Abraham-Louis Breguet on June 26, 1801, is a response to the challenge of gravity on timekeeping. The escapement within a rotating carriage negates positional errors, ensuring consistent timekeeping precision.