Breguet presents a rose gold version of its Tradition Tourbillon Fusée 7047 timepiece.
The manual-winding Breguet 7047 watch features a spectacular tourbillon mechanism coupled to a fusee-and-chain transmission. Powering this timepiece, the Breguet Caliber 569 comes with an innovative power-reserve indicator for which a patent application has been filed.
Positioned at 10 o’clock, it is located directly on the barrel drum and features a system of reducer differentials allowing the indication to appear directly on the drum. The latter’s large dimensions furthermore enabled watchmakers to fit it with two barrels, increasing the amount of energy stores and provides.
The fusee-and-chain transmission is designed to optimize watch-rate regularity by ensuring a constant torque whatever the actual degree of winding tension (a mechanical watch mainspring’s torque usually varies with the degree of winding). Conical in shape, the fusee features differential gears that convey a continuous flow of energy to the movement.
When the watch and barrel are fully wound, thus providing peak traction, the chain connecting the barrel to the fusee winds around the latter’s smallest circumference whereas when the barrel is only partly wound and thus cannot develop its full torque, the chain winds around the broadest part of the fusee, offsetting in this way the barrel’s loss of power. The winding system further benefits from a crown wheel with frontal toothing that considerably improves its responsiveness.
Inspired by the first tourbillon-equipped pocket watches of the early 19th century, the rose gold variant of the Breguet Tradition 7047 boasts the signature features as caseband fluting, round-ended welded lugs and steel Breguet hands. Slim bezel and domed crystal together clearly reveal the movement’s various levels and provide a good view of the tourbillon carriage’s generous proportions. Its thin bar (or barrette), upper bridge and carriage all derive from A.-L. Breguet’s earliest sketches.
Fitted with a Breguet balance made of titanium, patented in 2004, and an upper bridge also fashioned in titanium, the tourbillon carriage’s impressive size is offset by its spare design. For its part, the Breguet-shaped barrette is made of nonmagnetic stainless steel.
Off-centred at 7 o’clock, the dial reflects understated design in the established Tradition style, underlined by the movement’s impeccable finishing. Engine-turning in the Clou de Paris cobbled pattern, classic Roman numerals and Breguet hands all evoke the very origins of the brand.
Secured by three steel screws, the black galvanic-coated dial plate salutes the celebrated subscription watches devised centuries ago by Breguet himself.
The Breguet Tradition Tourbillon Fusée 7047 Rose Gold watch comes with a brown alligator leather strap.
Model: Breguet Tradition Tourbillon Fusée 7047 Rose Gold
Round in 18k rose gold with finely fluted caseband
Diameter: 41 mm
Rounded horns welded to the case, with screw pins securing the strap
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m)
Black galvanic coated 18K gold, hand-engraved on a rose engine off-centred at 7 o’clock
Individually numbered and signed Breguet
Chapter ring with Roman numerals
60-second tourbillon positioned at 1 o’clock
Open-tipped Breguet hands in polished steel
Hand-wound mechanical movement anthracite coated, with tourbillon regulator
Numbered and signed Breguet. Cal. 569. 16 lines, 43 jewels, 2.5-Hz frequency
Power reserve of 50 hours with power-reserve indication on the barrel drum
Torque regularity throughout the operation of the watch provided by fusee-and-chain transmission
Upper bridge of the tourbillon carriage in titanium
Breguet-shaped thin bar (barrette) in nonmagnetic stainless steel
Straight-line lever escapement
Breguet balance in titanium with four adjustment screws in gold
Breguet balance spring in silicon
Adjusted in 6 positions
Alligator leather strap
With gilt rose gold movement: Ref. 7047BR/R9/9Z