The collection pays homage to the most advanced art of watchmaking, while staying true to the history of the Maison. The models in the collection are modern-day interpretations of the subscription watches designed by Abraham-Louis Breguet, and particularly noted for the architecture of their fully symmetrical caliber. Breguet completes its iconic line with a limited edition of 88 timepieces, one that gives pride of place to gem-setting.
The new Tradition 7035 bears all the hallmarks of the collection, including the offset dial, housed here at 12 o’clock. The piece is topped off with a natural white mother-of-pearl hours chapter, thereby providing a clear view of the fully exposed movement. The movement is set around the central barrel, indicated by its rosette motif, by harmoniously placed traditional bridges, wheels, pare-chute, and balance wheel.
Breguet combines this new creation with the finesse of jewellery, opting for the snow-setting technique. The 18-carat gold chosen for the dial, plate and bridges are all set with different-sized diamonds in order to keep the visible material to a minimum.
The result is unrivaled brilliance. Illuminating the bezel, brilliant-cut diamonds adorn the Tradition 7035. For the retrograde seconds indicator, the Maison opted for a gradient of rubies and pink sapphires, which recall both the rubies on the movement and the one housed upon the crown. A leather strap in the same colours completes this new timepiece.
The spectacle resumes at the caseback where a rotor in gold continues with the barrel motif, serving as a reminder that this creation is powered by a self-winding caliber. Equipped with the reference 505J, this timepiece features a lever escapement with silicon horns and a Breguet balance spring of the same material.
- Winding Self-winding
- Power reserve (hours) 50
- Calibre 505J
- Lines 14 ½”’
- Jewels 38
- Frequency 3
- Balance-wheel Breguet
- Escapement inv. right-angle lever, Si horns
- Balance-spring Breguet, silicon
- Oscillating weight Platinum
- Number of components 239 + 199 precious stones
- Metal Rose gold
- Skeleton No
- Sapphire caseback Yes
- Case shape Round
- Diameter (mm) 37 mm
- Case width (mm) 37 mm
- Case thickness (mm) 11.85 mm
- Water-resistant (m) 3 bar (30 m)