Just announced, the Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 is a blue enamel dial version of Breguet’s very thin, very subtle, and very expensive caliber 581. Last year we saw the Squelette 5395, which gives a look through the skeletonized movement, but this 5367 echoes the three-hand Classique 5177 with a blue enamel dial. While an impressive enamel finish really does need to be seen in person to appreciate, I have seen several enamel-dial Breguet pieces and they really are among the best out there. I find that the choice of this deep blue goes a long way in making the highly traditional Breguet aesthetic just a little more contemporary.

While Bulgari has taken the mantle of thinnest tourbiillon, the Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 did hold the title when it was released back in 2013. The original model was done in a guilloché dial and saw its first enamel dial back in 2017, which was done in white.

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The tone of blue that Breguet aims to achieve on this enamel dial is intended to mimic the blued Breguet hands the brand is known for. The rhodium-plated steel Breguet hands and stylized Arabic numerals appear to contrast really nicely in the press photos. I’d have to see it in person before really rendering a verdict, but again, this is Breguet we’re talking about.

The off-center tourbillon on the dial appears to be as impressive as ever, housed in a titanium cage and with a silicon balance spring which oscillates at 4 Hz. Turning the case over reveals the automatic caliber 581, which measures just 3mm-thick and is made of 334 components. Impressively, it has an 80-hour power reserve due to Breguet’s high-energy barrel. The caliber 581 is a breathtaking tourbillon movement that exudes the kind of subtlety you’d expect from Breguet.

The platinum case measures 41mm-wide and 7.45mm-thick, and has the long lugs you’d expect from the brand. It’s water resistant to 30M, which could only be put to the test in case of an accident. I doubt anyone in their right mind would take a swim with this watch.

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The Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 with blue Grand Feu enamel dial is going to be a boutique-exclusive release and will be priced at $161,800. You can learn more at breguet.com.

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