Just announced, the Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 adding a rich blue grand feu enamel dial to the ensemble and housing the self-winding, ultra-thin tourbillon caliber in a platinum case.

Beyond providing decoration to the dial, enamel work is a specialised craft that requires great dexterity as well as rigor and patience. In multiple thin layers to the gold dial, firing it in a furnace at 800º C (grand feu = “big fire”), and hand-polishing it to its desired sheen. Breguet maintains an entire atelier devoted to this ancient craft.

The minimalist blue dial features open-tipped hands and Arabic hour numerals in Breguet’s signature style, stars, diamond shapes and fleur-de-lis. Just above the tourbillon carriage, it is possible to discover the famous secret signature that Abraham-Louis Breguet first introduced in 1795 as a guarantee of authenticity.

Inside the 41 mm x 7.45 mm platinum case, recognizable for its fluted caseband and straight, welded lugs, beats the automatic Caliber 581, Breguet’s thinnest tourbillon movement at just 3 mm of thickness in height despite encompassing 334 components. Placed between 4 and 6 o’clock, the tourbillon is housed in a titanium carriage that features a made-to-measure escapement and a silicon Breguet balance spring oscillating at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) with a remarkable autonomy of 80 hours thanks to its high-energy barrel, a concept patented by Breguet.

The Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 (ref. 5367PT/2Y/9WU) with blue Grand Feu enamel dial is available exclusively at Breguet boutiques and will be priced at $161,800. breguet.com. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.