One of the most iconic watchmaking brands, Breguet, has added a new interesting and bright-colored unisex model to its offer. The watch in question is Grande Complication Tourbillon which is decorated with the total sum of 99 diamonds which weigh around 1.464 carats. It has a lovely gold dial that is engraved by hand on a rose engine and afterwards even further enriched with a translucent enamel coating in either blue or red color. Breguet Classique Grande Complication Tourbillon’s supreme decorations complement its impressive watchmaking traits epitomized in its in-house hand-wound tourbillon movement and altogether contribute to its steep price of around $120,000.
Breguet Classique Grande Complication Tourbillon is an example of pure luxury and high class. Its frame is a modestly sized round housing with the diameter of 35 mm and the thickness of 9.15 mm. Its small sized diameter makes the watch suitable for both genders, even though we expect that the level of decorations and the mere colorfulness will make it a bit more appealing to ladies. The timepiece also has a typical Breguet-styled fluted profile and a crown adjusted in two positions. One of the most notable things that are bound to attract one’s attention are 74 diamonds which are set on the watch’s bezel and lugs. More eye-catching details that testify for the brand’s level of craftiness are found on the charming gold dial of the Breguet newcomer. The hand-engraved guilloche face of the timepiece includes an off-centered dial at the top (which is naturally paired with Breguet-style hands made from blued steel), a lovely crafted tourbillon carriage at the bottom (the shaft of the one-minute tourbillon is utilized as a small seconds counter), while the remainder of the dial shows off the work of skillful enamelers. As it has been mentioned, the translucent enamel is either in red (for the version with the reference number 3358BB/2P/986 DD0D) or blue color (for the model 3358BB/2Y/986 DD0D). Moreover, it should also be said that the watch provides the basic water resistance of 30 meters.
Inside the small sized housing there is Breguet’s proprietary Calibre 558.1/558T. It is a hand-wound mechanical tourbillon movement with 21 jewels and the frequency of 2.5 Hz. Calibre 558.1/558T with the width of 13 ¼ lignes is equipped with a compensating balance spring with Breguet overcoil, whereas its power reserve measure to 50 hours once it is fully wound. Its functioning and opulent hand-performed decorations which characterize all Breguet watches can be observed through the transparent case back made from sapphire. Naturally, the same material is also used for the crystal at the front.
Finally, the attachment used for Breguet Classique Grande Complication Tourbillon watch is a black alligator leather strap that locks with an ardillon buckle made from 18K white gold which is ornamented with additional 25 diamonds with the approximate weight of 0.134 carats.