Breguet celebrates Lunar New Year 2024 with exquisite Dragon-Inspired timepieces
Breguet pays tribute to the emblematic Year of the Dragon by unveiling two new watches created to the highest standards by its in-house expertise.
In honor of the upcoming Lunar New Year, Year of the Dragon, luxury watchmaker Breguet has unveiled two remarkable new timepieces, showcasing its renowned in-house expertise and commitment to horological excellence. The Classique Double Tourbillon Dragon - 5345 and Classique Dragon - 7145 are the brand's latest offerings, blending technical prowess with artistic finesse.
Classique Double Tourbillon Dragon - 5345: Special edition
The Classique Double Tourbillon Dragon - 5345 stands as a testament to Breguet's horological innovation, a lineage dating back to Abraham-Louis Breguet's invention of the tourbillon in 1801 to enhance timekeeping precision. This watch is powered by the hand-wound 749-component Calibre 588N1, boasting a 60-hour power reserve and a 2.5 Hz frequency, meticulously crafted to counteract gravity's effects on the movement's regularity.
This timepiece is a marvel of detail. At its heart lies a meticulously hand-engraved gold dragon, coiling gracefully between the two tourbillons. The dragon, clutching a mother-of-pearl pearl, symbolises power and sagacity, drawing inspiration from ancient legends. The rotating plate, adorned with a fan motif, and the gold bridge featuring a Clous de Paris hobnail motif add to the watch's exquisite detailing.
Breguet further elevates the personalisation aspect, allowing clients to tailor the dragon’s appearance and the watch's colour elements, including the Roman numerals, hands, and strap, from a range of Breguet designs.
Classique Dragon - 7145: Eight-piece numbered limited edition
The Classique Dragon - 7145, limited to just eight pieces, encapsulates elegance in its refined mechanism. Contained within a 40 mm-diameter rose gold case, one of Breguet's thinnest at just 2.40 mm, this watch is driven by the Calibre 502.3. This self-winding movement, comprising 162 components, ensures a 45-hour power reserve and features a silicon balance spring and pallet lever.
The timepiece is a canvas for Breguet's craftsmanship. The dial, showcasing Grand Feu enamelling, a rare and ancient technique, presents a captivating crimson red with varying shades. Dominating the dial is a hand-engraved rose gold dragon applique, standing guard over its natural white mother-of-pearl pearl. The Roman numerals and minute track in a golden powder-pink hue, along with Breguet's signature open-tipped hands, complete the luxurious aesthetic.