As a non-famous watch lover, I have seen many famous watches. Usually, places where famous watches gather are in watch stores or exhibitions. However, this time the situation is a bit different. It appears at home – the home of Alexander Khoroshavin, Russian Sakhalin ex-Governor.
Khoroshavin is best at management (corruption), and his corruption and bribery income includes not only residential and luxury cars in Moscow, but also many famous watches and jewels, the total value is as high as 1.1 billion rubles, which is equivalent to about 1,617,000USD. Khoroshavin’s experience of corruption and bribery, I believe the police are more interested, instead, I am more interested in his watch.
According to the publicly disclosed and vague pictures, in addition to Rolex and Patek Philippe brands, there are at least Audemars Piguet, A. Lange & Söhne, F.P.Journe, Breguet, Franck Muller, IWC watches and so on. The total value of these watches is estimated to be at least millions dollars. In the status of Khoroshavin, buying one or two basic models should still be common, but there are many complicated models, obviously it is very problematic. Especially worth mentioning here is Breguet, since Khoroshavin not only has basic collections, but complex models. Let’s look at Russian Sakhalin ex-Governor Alexander Khoroshavin And His Corrupt Top Luxury Breguet Wristwatches.
Breguet La Marine Equation Of Time Marchante Perpetual Tourbillon Automatic Watch 5887PT/Y2/9WV
A friend who learns a little about watches must know that the founder of Breguet, Mr. Breguet, is the “father of the tourbillon”. He invented this in 1795, which can largely offset the negative impact of gravity on the pocket watch. More than 200 years have passed, and from the era of the industrial revolution to the present, many industries have disappeared without a trace, but the tourbillon has not disappeared, but lived vividly. The tourbillon watch has also become a symbol of high-end watches.
Breguet Classique Complications Tourbillon Extra Plat Automatic 42MM Mens Wristwatch 5367BR/29/9WU
There are many brands of tourbillons nowadays, but Breguet is also the most classic and most retro representation. Among the models that the brand will soon launch at the Basel show, there is a tourbillon watch. This is an ultra-thin tourbillon watch (reference: 5367BR/29/9WU), available in rose gold and platinum. How thin is it? The thickness of the whole watch is 7.45 mm, and the thickness of the movement is only 3 mm, which is called model in the world of tourbillon.
Perhaps the impression of the data is not deep, we can use the ETA2892 movement for comparison. The ETA2892 movement is the famous large three-needle self-winding movement with a thickness of 3.6 mm and has no other functions except hours, minutes, seconds and calendar. The 5367 equipping with 581 self-winding movement is actually 0.6 mm thinner than the ETA2892 movement. Despite the complex features of the tourbillon, the 581 self-winding movement has a power reserve of 80 hours, about twice than the ETA2892. In order to balance the ultra-thin and winding efficiency, Breguet uses the edge oscillating weight made of platinum. In this way, the thickness is well controlled. The inertia of platinum can fully guarantee the winding efficiency of the watch. It is also worth mentioning that, as a member of the classic complex series, the 5367 is the first model in the series with a large open flame dial.
Collecting watches is a legitimate hobby. Anyone who obeys laws and regulations, and consumes watches by his ability should not be criticized. However, if purchase designer luxury watches with ill-gotten wealth, I am afraid that the final end will be the same as Khoroshavin, not only lost the watch, but also will lose personal freedom.