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It had been developed years ago when using an “orbital” double tourbillon was very impressive. Since then, other watches have graced our courts with more complex movements and even more tourbillons, but the caliber 588 is still impressive due to the sheer presence. It’s like a contrasting a giant naturally aspirated V8 engine (the 588) next to a highly tuned four-cylinder with performance improvements (many other complex watch movements) that might have the identical power but with a small overall footprint. This is a timepiece meant to wow and transfer the hearts of both the wearer and those viewing the wearer.From what I can tell, the mention 5349 Breguet Double Tourbillon simply adds on a few extra millimeters of case dimensions to the 5347 so as to fit all of the diamonds on the case. Substantial in size and totaling over 30 carats of stones, the Breguet Double Tourbillon 5349 instance has nearly 110 baguette-cut diamonds around the bezel, case, and lugs. It’s certainly as masculine an execution of a pave case as you can get. Our more aptly-sized buddy with stones in the good silver case extends up in cost just a bit to 820,000 Swiss francs (a little more in dollars). Whenever you have the money to invest (or allocate) to a timepiece like this, you know you’ve arrived at the point in life were individuals should pay attention to you (or else).

Now bigger and better than before, the Breguet boutique recently reopened in another location inside Marina Bay Sands, the casino and resort complex by Singapore’s financial district.

Almost 1500 square feet, the store is clad in Breguet’s redesigned interior decor, the second in Asia to sport the new look. But not everything inside is new: taking pride of place in the front corner is a rose engine from 1905, the type of machine used to create traditional guilloche on watch dials.

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Guests at the opening looking at the rose engine

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Similarly, while the store carries the full range of contemporary Breguet timepieces, including prototypes of new launches from Baselworld 2017 like the Tradition Dame 7038, a half dozen strong historical collection is also on hand for the opening.

Breguet Classique ref. 7147

Breguet Marine Équation Marchante ref. 5887

On display till the middle of June, the historical collection includes pocket watch no. 2592, a quarter repeater made for the Turkish market in 1817 decorated in vivid red enamel with Eastern Arabic numerals on its dial.

Breguet Turkish pocket watch no. 2952

Breguet Turkish pocket watch no. 2952 dial

Also notable is montre a tact from 1799. Covered brilliant blue enamel, the “tactful watch” indicates the time with a diamond-set arrow on its outside, allowing the owner to feel the time inside his pocket so as not to offend his guests by taking out his watch.

Breguet montre a tact pocket watch

The Breguet boutique is located at:

#B2-236 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018972

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