BASELNEWS 2011Exceptional timepiece: Breguet Marine Tourbillon Haute Joallerie 5839
The Marine 5837 was introduced in 2007 as the first tourbillon watch with a silicon escapement. The use of this highly innovative material for the balance-spring, escapement wheel and lever made it possible to create a tourbillon that was light, and therefore highly shock resistant; non-magnetic; and require no lubricants. The use of titanium for the tourbillon carriage also made the entire watch lighter.
The combination of this prestigious complication, invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet, with a chronograph function, marked the birth of an exceptional timepiece. Here it is presented as a High Jewellery version in which Breguet’s watchmaking and jewellery expertise intersect. It has a case measuring 43 mm in diameter, fully paved with baguette-cut diamonds. The lugs and the space between, casebands, flat surfaces of the pushpieces, and sides of the crown are all paved. The ultimate expression of this is the bezel, which is set with trapeze-cut diamonds arranged in staggered rows. The entire piece boasts 186 gems totalling about 11.77 carats. The silvered solid gold dial is hand engraved on a rose engine in the Breguet tradition, in this case with a “wave” pattern, a motif that also rims the chapter ring. The dial is set with 132 full-cut diamonds, about 0.356 carat in all. The buckle, set with 58 diamonds totalling 0.23 carat, completes this masterpiece.
The Marine Tourbillon High Jewellery watch marks yet another exceptional achievement by Breguet.
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