27 Jun '14, 6pm

Hands-On With The Breguet Classique Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Ref. 3797: It was June 26, 1801 that Abraham...

Hands-On With The Breguet Classique Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Ref. 3797: It was June 26, 1801 that Abraham...

It was June 26, 1801 that Abraham-Louis Breguet patented the tourbillon, meaning yesterday was the legendary complication's 213th anniversary. Breguet celebrated Tourbillon Day in New York City with an exhibition of tourbillon wristwatches at their 5th Avenue boutique, giving us a perfect excuse to go hands-on with one of the manufacture's most impressive modern complications, the ref. 3797 Classique Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar. Not only is there a massive tourbillon counting the seconds at 6 o'clock, but also a full perpetual calendar with leap year indicator and a retrograde date up top. This is a watch that shows off the very best of where Breguet comes from and what they can do today.

Full article: http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/hands-on-with-the-breguet-cl...

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