Baselworld 2014: Introducing the Breguet Classique Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel 3797
After the pre-Baselworld introduction of the stunning Classique Tourbillon Extra-Thin Automatic 5377 (which measures just 7 mm in height!), Breguet is bringing another impressive ‘Grande Complication’. The newest features a very large tourbillon and a perpetual calendar and is called the Breguet Classique Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel 3797.
The reference 3797 combines the iconic Breguet style elements, like the sleek open-tipped heat-blued hands and a guilloché dial, with some more contemporary style elements. The tourbillon is large and fully exposed in a very large opening (a quarter) opening in the dial, and the hours/minutes subdial has been raised a bit to improve legibility of this tourbillon with perpetual calendar. Just underneath the slightly raised off centre hours/minutes dial, is the retrograde pointer date hand, that indicates the date on a 180 degree arch.
The lower part of the dial has been opened up rather generously, to show the large one-minute tourbillon, while maintaining a 1/3 chapter ring.The tourbillon is equipped with a triple hand, so there’s always one of the three hands indicating seconds.
More info (and some more photos) after we had our meeting with Breguet.