Truly, Breguet Marine Watches Prices Replica did create an “optional” dial to get your Breguet 1160 Marie Antoinette, which I have taken pictures of next to the pocket view. I don’t know if it has ever really been put to the pocket watch, but it’s interesting that it exists. I am hoping you could at least appreciate the majesty and grand presence that this exceptionally impressive modern marvel has. Along with being the stuff of collectors’ dreams, it also single-handedly explains to so many people why a pursuit in fine timepieces is both emotionally and socially rewarding. I am so pleased to have had an opportunity to check it out. Regrettably, I never got to meet Nicolas G. Hayek senior myself — nor will I ever. He’s somebody that, at this phase in my “opinion livelihood,” I think I would have had some wonderful interactions with. Some amusing slogans: as a youthful watch author, I’d submitted some interview questions to Mr. Hayek. Unfortunately, he never got to answering them, as they lay on his desk when he died of cardiac arrest in his office in 2010. I have always harbored the fear — albeit crazy — that my inquiries might have been among the last things he ever saw.I’m pleased to announce that the Breguet 1160 Marie Antoinette pocket view is readily available for people to see at the Breguet: Art & Innovation In Watchmaking special exhibit which will be held at the San Francisco Legion of Honor from September 19th, 2015, before January 10, 2016. I highly suggest checking this out really wonderful display of historic Breguet timepieces if you be at the San Francisco area.
Having unveiled the Classique 7147 with a delicately beautiful enamel dial earlier in the year, Breguet Watches In Houston Replica has now dropped an enamel dial version of the thinnest automatic tourbillon on the market. Originally introduced in 2013 with a guilloché dial (as the ref. 5377), the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 checks in at just 7.45mm thick, case and all.
Measuring 42mm in diameter, the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat 5367 is available in both platinum and rose gold, in the classic Breguet style with a narrow bezel, straight lugs and reeded caseband.
The only difference lies in the dial, which is now grand feu enamel and rid of its power reserve indicator. It features the same off-centre layout as on the guilloche version – a feature found on many historical excentré Breguet pocket watches – but with Breguet numerals in black lacquer. And the minute track is again inspired by 19th century Breguet pocket watches, with tiny lozenges for the quarters and a mystical symbol every five minutes.
The watch is powered by the cal. 581 that has a tourbillon regulator running at 4Hz. In contrast to the understated dial, the movement is richly decorated – the bridges, barrel and oscillating weight are all hand-engraved.
While the dial is classically styled, the tourbillon is contemporary in construction and materials. The tourbillon cage is made of titanium, with both the balance spring and lever escapement made of silicon. And the barrel mounted on roller bearings instead of a traditional pivot point – helping the movement stay remarkably thin – while still managing an impressive 80-hour power reserve.
Another reason the movement measures just 3mm thick is the peripheral winding system. The narrow, semi-circular platinum rotor is mounted around the edge of the calibre, instead of adding height on top of the movement bridges.
Price and Availability
The Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 (ref. 5367BR299WU) is expected to be priced slightly lower than the existing model with a guilloche dial, which costs US$149,500 or S$214,800 in pink gold.