Breguet Tradition 7057 New Versions

As traditional as it is innovative, Breguet’s Tradition is a visionary model that has now entered the very exclusive circle of iconic Fine Watchmaking creations. Three new versions of this timepiece, which has a 40 mm-diameter case middle, are being introduced in 2011.

Breguet Tradition 7057 Red Gold Ref. 7057BR/G9/9W6
Breguet Tradition 7057 Red Gold Ref. 7057BR/G9/9W6

One has an 18-carat red gold case and a manual-winding Breguet 507DR calibre with red gold-plated finish, the other two have an 18-carat white gold or red gold case housing a movement with a matt grey NAC finish. This type of surface treatment deposits a charcoal-grey alloy of precious metals from the platinum family by electroplating.

Breguet Tradition 7057 Red Gold Ref. 7057BR/R9/9W6
Breguet Tradition 7057 Red Gold Ref. 7057BR/R9/9W6

Each of these three versions highlights in its own way – whether ultra-modern or more tradition – the technical architecture of this masterpiece of micromechanics; in fact, its construction is unique, as the arrangement on both sides of the central plate shows off almost all of the components – bridges, gears, escapement and the famous “old fashioned” pare-chute shock absorber in hand-bevelled steel.

Breguet Tradition 7057 White Gold Ref. 7057BB/G9/9W6
Breguet Tradition 7057 White Gold Ref. 7057BB/G9/9W6

Technical details

Model: Breguet Tradition 7057
Ref. 7057BR/G9/9W6

Case
Round, in 18-carat red gold with finely fluted caseband. Sapphire-crystal caseback
Rounded lugs welded to the case, with screw pins securing the strap
40mm diameter
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
Black in 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 sandblasted steel

Movement
Hand-wound, coated with an anthracite grey alloy of platinum-related metals (NAC)
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
Swiss straight-line lever escapement
Breguet balance-wheel with 4 regulating screws
Breguet overcoil balance-spring
3Hz frequency
Adjusted in 5 positions

Strap
Alligator leather

Other versions
Also available in red gold with red gold-plated movement (Ref: 7057BR/R9/9W6) and in white gold with NAC movement (Ref : 7057BB/G9/9W6)

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