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Breguet classic tour: from London to Geneva passing by Seoul

“A dandy on the boulevards… strolling at leisure until his Breguet, ever vigilant, reminds him it is midday” – Alexander Pushkin, Eugene Onegin (1825-33)

The London Breguet Classic Tour
The London Breguet Classic Tour

Breguet honours the art of living a true gentleman’s lifestyle by staging its exclusive “Classic Tour” in several cities around the world. After the British edition held in London, the Classic Tour has travelled to Seoul in South Korea and most recently, on March 1, to Geneva, Switzerland. On each occasion, the house assembles a handpicked selection of craft skills, paired with an elegant timepiece from the iconic Classique collection.

The Classique 7147BB with Grand Feu enamel dial
The Classique 7147BB with Grand Feu enamel dial

The house has partnered with prestigious brands whom, through their respective specialisms – a tailor, a bespoke shoemaker, as well as a barber – highlighted the values they share with Breguet: a tireless quest for excellence and a will to perpetuate remarkable traditional savoir-faire.

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The exquisitely timeless Classique collection faithfully reflects the technical standards, the horological art and the traditional values upheld by Breguet. The models composing it are a magnificent distillation of the attributes distinguishing the house, whose innate refinement naturally charms gentlemen in search of pure elegance since 1775.

Breguet art of watchmaking
Breguet art of watchmaking

With an instantly recognisable design, the Breguet watch demonstrated a notable simplicity, as well as clarity in the design of its dial, hands and numerals. One of the most distinctive and desirable design details for the elite gentry was the thinness of a Breguet watch, since this allowed the piece to be worn discreetly in the dress. Today, Breguet enriches its Grandes Complications collection with a long-awaited addition, the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 measuring a mere 7.45mm thick and its movement just 3mm. The new Classique 5367 with a grand feu enamel dial is the first of its kind within the Grandes Complications family. It’s a beautifully simple interpretation of the tourbillon; an invention by AL Breguet that not only improved the accuracy of timepieces, but gave the watchmaking world one of its finest horological devices. The tourbillon, patented in 1801, remains a great invention and legendary milestone in Breguet’s career, and the house continues to pay tribute to the invention with timepieces each more elegant than the next.

Breguet Extra-Plat Tourbillon Automatique 5367BR with grand feu enamel dial
Breguet Extra-Plat Tourbillon Automatique 5367BR with grand feu enamel dial

The Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 is no exception; the design and display layout reflects the watches created by AL Breguet, who revelled in revolutionising the aesthetic conventions governing the timepieces of his era. Exuding the pure elegance and refined aesthetic of the distinguished designs from Breguet, this creation may be extremely understated in appearance, but its movement is nonetheless richly decorated. True to the exceptional design and craftsmanship of the brand, the bridges, barrel and oscillating weight are hand-engraved platinum.

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Design details and revolutionary inventions that have garnered the support of the greatest devotees of horology, the Classique collection exemplifies the watchmaking ideals of precision, clarity and elegant lines. Today’s wristwatches continue to showcase the revolutionary inventions of AL Breguet and the Classique collection, featuring ultra-thin styles that are effortlessly elegant, remain true to the technical principles, artistry and traditional values of the house.

The next editions of the Classic Tour will take place in Milan and Brussels, in each instance presenting local customs perpetuated by gentlemen in the given location.

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