THE LEADING SWISS WATCH & JEWELLERY MAGAZINE

Our selection

Band

Alligator leather with white gold buckle

Movement

Mechanical self-winding, 505Q manufacture calibre, 50 hr power reserve, gold oscillating weight, silicon Breguet spiral, 3 Hz

Functions

Hours, minutes, retrograde date

Case

18k white gold, finely fluted tile, 40 mm, sapphire case-back, water resistant to 30 m, date correction at 10 o’clock

Dial

18k white gold hand-guilloché and, individually and Breguet signed numbers

Tradition Quantième Rétrograde

7597BB/G1/9WU

Abraham-Louis Breguet is the author of countless inventions, not only technical inventions, such as the pare-chute or tourbillon he filed a patent for in 1801, but also aesthetic ones, including a fluted box or hands known as “a hollowed out apple”, which are more commonly referred to as “Breguet hands”.

CHF 37,700.-

Breguet Tradition

The Tradition collection pays tribute to this pioneering spirit and to its style, which literally paved the foundations for luxury watchmaking. The Tradition collection is thereby inspired by the subscription pieces produced by Abraham-Louis Breguet at the end of the revolutionary period. Indeed, it was at this time he launched these watches, the acquisition of which was made by way of a subscription: a quarter of the price had to be paid upon order. With their simplicity and minimalist, reliable design and affordable price (relatively), they were very successful and attracted new customers. The new Tradition Seconde Retrograde model pays tribute to this golden age of creation. It thus offers a completely open view of its Manufacture calibre, its very architectural shapes.

The architecture may be notably observed by its bridges, each of which is individually assigned to a mobile and therefore to a function. For this composition, perfectly balanced in its symmetry, we discover not only hours and minutes but also the retrograde date. Within a 40 mm white-gold case, the self-winding calibre manufacturer has a silicon exhaust, guaranteeing the chronometric precision, which the House endorses to this day. The grained finish of the entire movement lends a subtle contrast to the fine guilloché dial at midday, one of the House’s aesthetic signatures.