In 2005, Breguet introduced its 7027 Tradition model, the first of its wristwatches to reveal the mechanisms of the movement on the dial side of the baseplate. Since then the Tradition collection has become one of the most representative of the Breguet brand. Today it gets a timezone model that travellers the world over are sure to appreciate.
The new reference 7067 also has the distinctive architecture that opens the main components of the movement to admiration. Its stylistic elegance is commensurate with its ease of operation; a button on the caseband at 10 o’clock quickly sets the timezone, which can be seen on an off-centre dial at 12 o’clock. A second engine-turned dial at 8 o’clock shows the reference time with its day/night indicator, alternating between silver and black at 10 o’clock.
Despite its additional function, this Tradition GMT remains true to the identity of the collection with its anthracite-coloured movement highlighting the balance-wheel at 4 o’clock. The Breguet spring with its raised terminal curve and the inverted inline lever escapement are both in silicon and ensure the outstanding stability of rate born of Breguet’s technical inventiveness. The manually wound movement with a power reserve of 50 hours is fitted into a 40 mm diameter case in rose or white gold. As in the first Tradition model, the power-reserve indicator can be seen at the back of the watch through the sapphire-crystal caseback that also reveals a part of the movement that is generally hidden.
Blending both hindsight and foresight, the Tradition GMT 7067 displays all the attributes of a Breguet watch: the delicately fluted caseband, the Breguet hands with a moon cut into their tips, welded lugs and an engine-turned dial with a secret signature and an individual number.
Case: in 18-carat white gold with fine fluting on the caseband. Sapphire-crystal caseback. 40 mm diameter. Welded lugs with rounded ends and screw bars. Water resistant to 3 bar (30 m).
Dials: in 18-carat gold, engine turned by hand. Silvered dial for the second timezone off-centre at 12 o’clock. Black-coated dial for the reference time at 8 o’clock. Individually numbered and signed BREGUET. Hours chapter with Roman numerals. Day/night indicator for the reference time at 10 o’clock. Balance at 4 o’clock. Open-tipped BREGUET hands in polished steel.
Movement: hand-wounded with anthracite-grey surface treatment. Numbered and signed BREGUET. Cal. 507 DRF. 14½ lignes. 40 jewels. 50-hour power-reserve indicator at the back of the watch. Inverted in-line lever escapement in silicon. Breguet balance-spring in silicon. 3 Hz balance frequency. Adjusted in 6 positions.
Also available in a rose gold case: reference 7067BR/G1/9W6