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A
symbol of historical and cultural heritage
and technological avant-garde, Breguet has
consistently exercised a powerful
fascination through its capacity for innovation.
From the tourbillon to the gong spring, a number
of inventions by A.-L. Breguet have made an
indelible imprint on the history of Fine
Watchmaking.
To this day, and even more so since it was acquired
by Swatch Group in 1999, the Manufacture
faithfully perpetuates the exceptional heritage
bequeathed by its founder, as it continues to offer
ever more fascinating timepieces combining
technical complications and pure, refined
aesthetics. By way of example, in 2010 Breguet
launched the Type XXII, the first series-made
mechanical chronograph equipped with an
escapement operating at a frequency of 10 Hz
thanks to silicon. In 2011, the Manufacture
presented the Classique Hora Mundi, the first
mechanical watch in horological history to feature
an instant-jump time-zone display. 2012 brought
the launch of the Tradition 7067, equipped with a
GMT complication, which thus joined the ranks
of the brand’s masterpieces.
An absolute benchmark in the field of Haute
Horlogerie, Breguet is further reinforcing its
position as an essential stakeholder in the watch
industry, particularly through pursuing the vertical
integration of its entire range of production
activities. 2011 thus saw the incorporation of the
Favre et Perret watch case manufacturer which was
duly renamed Montres Breguet, Manufacture de
boîtes. Moreover, the brand is steadily extending
its network of boutiques, currently comprising
around 30 points of sale located in over 20 of the
world’s most prestigious cities.
Featured:
• Ladies Haute Joaillerie Marie-Antoinette
Dentelle watch – 2012 version, Haute Joaillerie
Marie-Antoinette Dentelle watch, lacework
decoration set with 89 brilliant-cut TW/IF-VVS
diamonds (5.38 cts) and a ruby of 1.30 cts~.
Jewellery dial in 18-carat gold set with a frosting
of 96 diamonds.
Engine-turned racks and transferred Breguet
numerals on white circular-grained mother of
pearl decorated with a lacework of 27 diamonds
(0.356 cts).
Sphere paved with 65 brilliant-cut TW/IF-VVS
diamonds (0.55 cts). Caseband set with 114
diamonds (2.67 cts~) and flange embellished
with 66 brilliant-cut TW/IF-VVS diamonds (0.13
cts).
Crown set with a briolette TW/IF-VVS
diamond (0.28 cts).
Strap in watered red satin with a Breguet folding
clasp paved with 26 brilliant-cut TW/IF-VVS
diamonds (0.14 cts).
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Inviting a journey through time and beyond, the
Tradition line expresses a vibrant salute to the
memory of Breguet.
I
nspired by the legendary Souscription watches of
A.-L. Breguet, Tradition timepieces suggest both a
return to the brand's origins and a vision of its
future.
Aptly reconciling established and avant-garde styling,
their dial face accommodates horological complications
in trim, aesthetically sweeping compositions.
True to the rules of flawless craftsmanship instituted
two centuries ago, even their most modest parts receive
a sand-blasted surface finish, meticulously applied by
hand.
Masterly expressions of time's elusive complexity,
Tradition timepieces deftly capture its innermost spirit.
• Case in 18-carat rose goldwith a finely fluted case band.
• Sapphire crystal back. Diameter 41 mm. Water-
resistant to 3 bar (30 m).
• Dial in black-coated engine-turned 18-carat gold,
off-centred at 7 o’clock.
• 60-second tourbillon at 1 o’clock.
• Movement mechanical handwound with tourbillon,
anthracite coating.
• Cal. 569. 50-hour power reserve with power-reserve
indication on the barrel drum.
• Constant torque ensured throughout the running of
the watch thanks to the fusee and chain transmission.
• Titanium upper bridge of the tourbillon carriage
Breguet type tourbillon bar.
• Straight-line Swiss lever escapement.
• Breguet titanium balance with four gold adjustment
screws.
• Breguet silicon balance spring.
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The Breguet Tradition.
Collection : Tradition