Breguet Tradition 7027

Unique in the history of watchmaking and symbolic of Breguet’s own origins, the emblematic Tradition 7027 design returns in a two-color version. Its now-celebrated caliber 507DR displays the entire movement, built on either side of the mainplate though mostly on the front of the plate. Its pink gold case holds an anthracite grey movement that emphasizes its bridges and bars, in particular the escapement’s, fitted with its celebrated old-style “pare-chute” in hand-beveled steel.

The movement proper has received a grey anthracite surface treatment, basically an improved electroplating technique, employing an alloy of precious metals of the platinum family darker in hue than the ruthenium traditionally favored by watchmakers.

The visual contrasts between the anthracite movement and the white gold case add to the watch’s crisp contemporary good looks with a revolutionary touch or two, not least the time of day displayed on a lustrous black dial off-centered at 12 o’clock.

BREGUET TRADITION:REF. 7027BB/G9/9V6

  • Case: round in 18K white gold with finely fluted caseband. Sapphire caseback. Diameter 37 mm. Rounded horns welded to the case, screw pins securing the strap. Water-resistant to 30 meters.
  • Dial in black electroplated 18K gold, hand-engraved on a rose engine, off-centered at 12 o’clock. Individually numbered and signed BREGUET. Chapter ring with Roman numerals. Open-tipped BREGUET hands in polished steel.
  • Movement: hand-wound mechanical movement clad in an anthracite gray alloy of platinum-group metals. Power-reserve indication engraved on the front and back of the movement. Numbered and signed BREGUET. Cal. 507DR. 14 ½ lines. 34 jewels. 50-hour power-reserve. Straight-line lever escapement. Monometallic balance wheel. BREGUET overcoil. Adjusted in 5 positions.

The Tradition 7027 is also available in pink gold with pink gold mainplate, bridges and bars or in a white gold case fitted with the new anthracite movement.

BREGUET TRADITION:REF. 7027BR/R9/9V6

  • Case: round in 18K rose gold with finely fluted caseband. Sapphire caseback. Diameter 37 mm Rounded horns welded to the case, screw pins securing the strap. Water-resistant to 30 meters.
  • Dial in black electroplated 18K gold, hand-engraved on a rose engine, off-centered at 12 o’clock. Individually numbered and signed BREGUET. Chapter ring with Roman numerals. Open-tipped BREGUET hands in polished steel.
  • Movement: hand-wound mechanical movement in rose goldplate. Power-reserve indication engraved on the front and back of the movement. Numbered and signed BREGUET. Cal. 507DR. 14 ½ lines. 34 jewels. 50-hour power reserve. Frequency 3 Hz. Straight-line lever escapement. Monometallic balance wheel. BREGUET overcoil. Adjusted in 5 positions.

 

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