In 1801, the function of the tourbillon officially came out. This year coincides with the 220th anniversary of the advent of the tourbillon, Breguet launched the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Anniversaire 5365 watch to pay tribute to the invention of the brand founder Mr. Abraham Louis Breguet. On June 26, 1801, 220 years ago, the French republican calendar “7th day of the month IX” was used at that time. Mr. Abraham Louis Breguet obtained a patent in Paris. This invention is to “offset all possibilities.” In the timepiece of the unequal situation of the balance wheel and the mainspring”, Mr. Breguet named this invention the tourbillon “tourbillon”. His creation opened up a new world of precision, stability and elegant design of high-end timepieces.
Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Anniversaire Ref.5365BR diameter 41mm, rose gold material / 581 automatic movement / hour, minute, small seconds display, tourbillon device / transparent back cover / waterproof 30 meters / limited to 35 pieces
The Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Anniversaire 5365 uses the Paris nail pattern in the center of the timepiece, and the outer ring of the edge is the wheat ear pattern. The dial looks like a matte finish from a distance. The reading is indicated by two eccentrically hollowed-out central blued steel “Breguet needles”. There is a Breguet 60-second tourbillon between 4 o’clock and 6 o’clock. The bridge is made of blue steel. It is a rare tourbillon in the Classique series.
The back of the watch is also decorated with tribute elements, including the “Anniversaire 1801–2021” engraved on the barrel, the words “Brevet No 157 Du 7 Messidor An IX” on the lower bridge of the tourbillon, and the platinum automatic disc with a machine-engraved wave pattern. , In addition, there is an independent number for each watch. All elements and the Breguet signature on the automatic plate are hand-engraved. The right side of the movement faithfully reproduces the watercolor tones used by Mr. Abraham Louis Breguet when he applied for a patent for the tourbillon regulator in 1801.
The pictographic cocoon cartouche on the tourbillon can be seen with the words “Brevet N° 157”, echoing the number of patents invented by Mr. Breguet 220 years ago. The platinum automatic disc is decorated with a machine-engraved wave pattern. All elements and the Breguet signature on the automatic disc are hand-engraved.