The tourbillon complication, named after the French name for ‘whirlwind’, was invented by Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1795. So, it’s not surprising that Breguet has remained a champion of this complication - showcasing it as a feature of the watch, rather than secreting it away as many other watchmakers do. A hefty five-day power reserve packs a punch, but not at the expense of the Classique 5317’s masterclass in European styling. The ‘moon tip’ hands remain faithful to Monsieur Breguet’s proprietary design, hence their more common nickname of ‘Breguet hands’. The rich brown crocodile leather strap tips a wink to Italian fashion, adding a fine finish to a watch that deliver on both design and performance.