The rear of the watch indicates a view of the movement’s base plate that has some stunning engravings of the nighttime sky complete with all the earth. The picture makes it seem like our world sits directly next to a type of nebula composed of watch gears. The quality of the imagery is fantastic. Breguet can create that back plate larger to appear to take up the vast majority of the case from the 5347 since the plate takes up most of the case back with the gears themselves taking up less space in the center. The backplate is bigger so that the motion doesn’t look small on the giant 5349 case. It is not even possible that revealing the gears there is necessary, but that is done for aesthetic reasons to further imply the mechanical nature of this ultra-status item.Breguet really presented three brand new “on-order” Breguet Dual Tourbillon watches for 2016, and every one of them focuses on a hand-operated guilloche machine-engraved dial. This Breguet Double Tourbillon 5349 has blue enamel within the dial, which makes for a beautiful contrast, as gloomy always goes nicely with diamonds and platinum. In addition, this is, in my most humble of opinions, a visual improvement on the all-diamond-set dial of at least one previous 5349 model.For comparison sake, in this article you’ll see both the Breguet 5347 and the bigger Breguet Dual Tourbillon 5349 on my wrist. Though the 5347 makes for a stately, albeit comfortable daily double tourbillon sporting encounter, the Breguet Dual Tourbillon 5349 is what you need in your wrist when constructing the generals. In addition to being 50mm broad, with large lugs, the circumstance is 18.65mm thick – which is not that terrible, really. On the fitted alligator strap using diamond-set Breguet folding buckle, the Breguet Dual Tourbillon 5349 can sit snugly from the wrist. You just need to be comfortable with lugs that might stick out beyond the edges of your wrist. I would be willing to bargain with that size issue to experience the continuing majesty of wearing a wristwatch that seemingly does the impossible by talking louder than me despite needing a mouth of any sort.

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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