Swiss high-end manufacturer Breguet (now a part of the Swatch group of companies) has come up with a very large number of very attractive models over the years, including several that will certainly make heads turn when worn. And that's also the case with the following watch, the 3355/PT/00 986, a device which exposes all its intricate inner workings, the effect being nothing short of spectacular.
The 3355/PT/00 986 is an openworked wristwatch that has been equipped with one of the most popular complications in the world of watchmaking, namely a tourbillon. Besides the hours and seconds (with chapter rings in gold, engine-turned and silvered), the device also shows the small seconds, directly on the tourbillon's shaft.
At the core of the watch from Breguet we can find the 558 SQ calibre, a high-precision, swiss-made mechanism that features 21 jewels, this being one of the reasons why the power reserve it provides is quite an impressive one, of around 50 hours.
Furthermore, the hand-wound movement is engraved by hand and also sports a compensating balance-spring with Breguet overcoil. Another feature that will most likely draw the customers' attention to this watch is the case itself, and this is because the mechanism is protected by a very expensive platinum case, which has a diameter of 35 mm and a thickness of 9 mm.
It's also quite important to note that the caseback is manufactured from a very tough sapphire crystal tightly screwed to the case, the fitting being so tight that the watch can be safely submerged in down to 30 meters of water. Much as in the case of other such high-end timepieces, the bracelet is also quite expensive, since it's manufactured by hand from crocodile skin.
Pretty much as in the case of all the other models from the Classique GD Complications family, the 3355/PT/00 986 is a very expensive product, retailing for around 111,000 Euro (175,000 US dollars), which seriously restricts the targeted market segments to only a few people around the world.