Breguet Marine Tourbillon 5577
- Self Winding/Automatic
- Swiss Made
- Pink Gold
- 10.00atm / 100.00m / 330.00ft
- Deployment Buckle
- Pink Gold
The tourbillon, the most emblematic of the Breguet founder's inventions signs a new model within the Marine collection.
The tourbillon was officially born on the 26th of June 1801 from the scientific and horologically inclined mind of Abraham-Louis Breguet. His starting point was the observation that Earth's gravity was the enemy of watch movements’ regularity, since back then timepieces were mainly worn vertically along the body. The effect of gravity caused variations in rate. To solve this problem of terrestrial gravity, the founder of the House of Breguet came up with the idea of installing the entire escapement inside a mobile carriage performing one complete rotation per minute. The errors were thus regularly reproduced and cancelled each other out. Inaddition, the perpetual change in the balance pivots’ point of contact in their jewelled bearings ensured better lubrication. This reasoning marked the invention of the tourbillon.
More than 220 years later, this watchmaking mechanism continues to stand out as one of the most fascinating horological creations to which Breguet pays tribute by including it in its Marine collection.