Invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1801, the tourbillon is an additional mechanism within the escapement that compensates errors of rate which occur when the watch remains in a vertical position, this being detrimental to the proper functioning of the regulating organ and therefore the watch's precision.
This is the first time Breguet's groundbreaking invention has been completed with two balance springs. Mounted at 180°, they keep the balance wheel centred on its axis as they simultaneously breathe. This dual effect guarantees a high level of timekeeping precision. Great care goes into each and every detail, from the carefully chosen aesthetic to meticulous production. The case is deliberately understated, in reference to nineteenth-century pocket watches, with a generous ball-shaped crown. The Tourbillon carriage and bridge are finished and decorated by hand, and are visible only through the sapphire caseback. The Galet Classic was distinguished with the Men's Watch prize at the 2010 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.