In addition to inspiring the name of this website (did you know that the perpétuelle was invented in 1780?) , watch enthusiasts can also thank Breguet for inventing the tourbillon. An innovation whose origins date way back to 1801! Below you can enjoy a great video about the tourbillon, as well a closer look at the Ref 5317 Classique Grande Complication (pictured above as well).
The Breguet Classique Grande Complication Tourbillon 5317 (39mm case of yellow gold $123,000, or platinum $137,900) is but one worthy showcase for Breguet’s most spectacular invention.
On the back, the “B-shaped” oscillating weight reveals the beauty of the meticulously hand-engraved movement.