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Happy Tourbillon Day! Model Spotlight: Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395 Watch

On June 26th, 1801, Abraham-Louis Breguet received the patent for the tourbillon. 218 years later, the tourbillon remains one of the most prestigious and sought-after timepiece features and the Breguet brand proudly carries on its founder’s legacy of manufacturing innovative tourbillon watches.

Meaning “to whirl around” in French, a tourbillon is an extremely sophisticated and complex movement. In a tourbillon, the escapement and the balance wheel are mounted in a rotating cage, and the whole assembly is continuously moving. Due to the nature of the design, no matter what position the watch is in, timing variations are cancelled out. In many cases, the mechanism is exposed on the watch’s face as to show off its magnificence.

In honor or Tourbillon Day, let’s take a look at one of Breguet’s newest models, the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395.

Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra Plat Squelette 5395

Introduced just this year, the timepiece has a completely skeletonized movement and a 41mm case that is only 3mm thick. Each part of the design is expertly finished with painstaking attention to detail. Sharp edges chamfered by hand, a guilloche pattern, which is a tribute to the classic Breguet design, and substantial hand-engraving work are all features that make this stunning timepiece stand out. In pink gold or platinum, the extra-thin case comes on an alligator strap with a gold or platinum folding buckle.

For more information on the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395 or any other Breguet timepiece, give us a call or stop in!

 

About The Author: Scott Meller

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Scott joined Feldmar Watch Company, Inc. under the tutelage of his father, Sol. As a fourth generation family member, Scott’s forward-thinking business acumen has placed Feldmar on the cutting edge of the luxury timepiece market. Scott’s favorite part about working at Feldmar is being a part of his family’s multi-generational business and having worked alongside his father. His accomplishments are many, including the expansion and remodel of the Feldmar flagship store, as well as a second location inside The Beverly Hilton.

Since attending Santa Monica College, Scott has become an expert in the technical aspects of the timepieces sold at Feldmar. Each year, he travels to Switzerland—the watchmaking capital of the world—to attend the Baselword Watch & Jewelry Fair and build upon his extensive knowledge of this quickly-evolving industry.

Scott is very proud of the way Feldmar customers are put first: “We regularly go out of our way to meet the needs of our clients. A client once purchased a rather significant watch as a birthday gift for his brother who lived in New York. Our client asked how we were going to deliver the gift and we responded with the typical answer, we would ship it by FedEx. After we answered his question, we could tell that he wanted a more personalized experience for the delivery and offered to have it hand-delivered by one of our associates. He lit up at the thought, and so off went one of our associates to New York City for the day to hand-deliver the gift.”

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