Embodying both a return to the company’s roots and its vision of the future, the Tradition product line now includes a 7057 model with a white gold case 40 mm across. Its unconventional design reveals the details of its hand-wound movement, arrayed on either side of the mainplate. An aperture at ten o’clock in the silvered gold dial, engine -turned by hand, features the bridge of the 50-hour power-reserve indicator.
Its sandblasted finish and symmetrical bridge positions create a cooly understated composition visually enhancing the movement’s various gears and its pare-chute, the shock-protection device invented by Breguet in 1790.
Model: Breguet Tradition 7057
Case: Round, in 18K white gold with finely fluted caseband. Sapphire caseback. Diameter: 40 mm. Rounded horns welded to the case, with screw pins securing the strap. Water -resistant to 3 bar (30m).
Dial: Silvered 18K gold, hand-engraved on a rose engine off-centred at 12 o’clock. Individually numbered and signed BREGUET. Chapter ring with Roman numerals. Open-tipped BREGUET hands in blued steel.
Movement: Hand-wound mechanical movement. Numbered and signed BREGUET. Power-reserve indication engraved on the front and back of the movement. Cal. 507DR. 14½ lines. 34 jewels. Power reserve of 50 hours. Swiss straight-line lever escapement. BREGUET balance wheel with regulating screws. BREGUET balance spring. 3-Hz frequency. Adjusted in 5 positions.