Breguet invites fans, enthusiasts, and collectors to celebrate Tourbillon Day on June 26. On this day, Breguet boutiques across the globe offer the chance to discover the collections and learn more about this unique complication.
Abraham-Louis Breguet obtained the patent for the Tourbillon on June 26, 1801. For more than two centuries, his masterpiece of ingenuity has continued to evolve and develop, refined by generations of watchmakers and engineers.
2008 – Héritage Tourbillon 5497
This barrel-shaped model has a Tourbillon powered by a manual winding movement. The contours of this caliber are identical to those of the case. Breguet’s watchmakers had to overcome a series of significant challenges to create a movement that perfectly fits the tonneau shape. The architecture of the piece puts the Tourbillon in perspective, accentuating the technical skills that went into making it. A unique element, the Tourbillon bridge, acts as the 6 o’clock marker on the dial.
2017 – Marine Tourbillon Équation Marchante 5887
At the heart of its movement, incorporating a perpetual calendar and the running equation of time, is a cam placed on a sapphire disk. It performs one revolution per year and faithfully reproduces the cycle of the equation of time. This patented transparent disk, which indicates the 12 months of the year on the periphery, offers a glimpse of the Tourbillon below. The indication of the equation of time is provided by the finger-piece, which follows the shape of the cam.
2018 – Classique Tourbillon Extra-Thin Automatic 5367
Modern technologies have played a key role in the design of this ultra-thin Tourbillon with a movement only 3 millimeters thick, thanks to a titanium carriage, a silicon balance spring and escape wheel. As the construction of the movement has been redesigned, the rotation of the carriage is propelled by a peripheral toothed wheel.
2020 – Classique Double Tourbillon 5345 Quai de L’Horloge
The astute construction of this movement has been covered by several patents. The two mechanical hearts beat independently from one another, each driven by their own barrel. Like a delicately chased sculpture, the entire movement pivots around its axis to the rhythm of one revolution every 12 hours. The various calibrations are done manually, such as the poising and balancing of the Tourbillon carriages.