Long Version: BREGUET – Tourbillon watches explained by Jeff Kingston

Since 2003 Breguet has had four major expansions of its Vallee de Joux workshops. In its newest wing, Breguet has organized its watchmakers into specialty groups which include a tourbillon group and a minute repeater group.

Tourbillon watches are a key pillar of Breguet’s patrimony as it was its founder, Abraham-Louis Breguet, who invented the tourbillon and who gave his invention the name “tourbillon”. We are privileged to film a watchmaker assembling some of the key components of Breguet’s La Tradition Tourbillon with its fusee and chain system.

Then we move our cameras to the adjacent work benches, those for minute repeaters. Minute repeaters are particularly demanding to assemble as they call upon not only supreme watchmaking skills but artistic talent to tune the sound.

And we will watch key steps in the tuning process of one of Breguet’s minute repeaters including delicate adjustments to the sounding gongs, which incidentally were also invented by A.L. Breguet. The visit concludes with an examination of the newest Breguet minute repeater that debuted at Basel 2015, the La Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon with its vertical hammers, uniquely shaped gongs, magnetic regulator and constant force chain system.


RollaArtis says:

11.17 actually this is not an adjustment he is just filing off the burr from the cutters.

Michael Bauers says:

excellent video!

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OG Wavy says:

I love this channel

sanjursan says:

Calibrated screw drivers? Hmm, consistent results are obtained only if the driver is consistently kept coaxial with the screw. Any inadvertent offset, such as seen in the video, results in amplification of the torque. In other words, a true calibrated screw driver should have not only a precision blade for engaging the slot in the screw, but also a method for registering and maintaining the alignment of the centerline axes of the driver and screw.

Frank Benrus says:

i wish i could buy a breguet. e bellissimo.

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DON J says:

i heard the master watchmaker dropped an eyelash in the last watch and is now homeless

Waleed Rezq says:

Breguet best watch ever

watchguy79 says:

Absolutely stunning….

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Rimrock300 says:

Excellent presenter, pleasant voice, good explantions of what we are seeing

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