In skeletonising the 3mm-thin movement of its new Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395, Breguet demonstrates its technical and artistic skill to stunning effect.
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From its ultra-light titanium case to an anthracite dial with a hint of orange, the new Slim d'Hermès confirms its understated but never staid nature –with the additional benefit of an extra-thin manufacture movement.
This year’s Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève takes place on November 9th. In a week’s time, the anticipation will be over and we will know who came away with the top spot in their respective categories. Competing for prizes this year are some incredible watches, with a handful of the categories displaying truly complex and extraordinary offerings.
Once an exercise in style, the extra-thin watch has evolved into a statement of the manufacturer's expertise as much as a symbol of the wearer's elegance. Today's size zero movements come with complications, while the type of winding (automatic or manual) determines what counts as a record.
"Elementary, my dear watchmaker" is a phrase that springs to mind when setting eyes on this supremely elegant watch. But, as is often the case, the simplest objects are the most complex to produce. Spotlight on the Slim d'Hermès and its ultra-thin in-house movement.
The movement-maker is an exhibitor at EPHJ in Geneva. One of the products on show will be the Seed VMF 5440 calibre – an extra-thin (3.40 mm) automatic flying tourbillon movement with micro-rotor.
With its ultra-thin skeleton movement of just 2.35mm housed in a sandblasted rose gold case, this new Octo Finissimo reveals all its secrets.
The Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic claims a fourth record for Bulgari as the thinnest automatic watch on the market – just 3.95mm high and with a tourbillon.