Breguet’s Tradition Breguet 7047 Tourbillon Watch
Originally Posted: March 08, 2012
In 2006, Breguet presented the first watches with silicon balance spring and escapement. (Courtesy Photo: Swatch Group)
- Breguet's emblematic "Tradition" collection is being enriched this year with an original model in 18-carat rose gold. This "Grande Complication" timepiece featuring a tourbillon, fusee and chain transmission, and a Breguet balance spring in silicon, joins the existing models in yellow gold and platinum. Inspired by the legendary souscription watches created by A.L. Breguet, this objet d'art symbolizes both a return to roots and a resolutely forward-looking brand vision. It's pure, modern aesthetic sets the stage for the tourbillon and the fusee and chain transmission located on the upper part of the mainplate. This sculptural piece highlights the contrast and relief effects, giving vibrant life to each component. These technical accomplishments symbolising Breguet's horological excellence are duly protected by four patents.
In 2006, Breguet presented the first watches with silicon balance spring and escapement. The flat silicon balance springs, made using a raised terminal curve, also known as a "Breguet overcoil," were recognized as an authentic feat by the watch industry. The rose gold re-edition of the "Tradition 7047PT" also features a silicon Breguet balance spring, as well as a new black galvanic-coated and engine-turned 18-carat gold dial.
This highly technical new rose gold model is a source of legitimate pride for the Manufacture Breguet., which remains firmly in the vanguard of research and development. Not content with merely inventing, it also displays the ability of the House to combine technological innovation with aesthetic appeal.
• Case in 18-carat rose gold with a finely fluted caseband. Sapphire crystal back. Diameter 41 mm. Rounded lugs welded to the case, screw-secured spring-bars. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 m).
• Dial in black-coated engine-turned 18-carat gold, off-centred at 7 o'clock. Individually numbered and signed Breguet. Chapter ring with Roman numerals. 60-second tourbillon at 1 o'clock. Polished steel "moon" tip Breguet hands.
• Movement mechanical hand-wound with tourbillon, anthracite coating. Numbered and signed Breguet. Cal. 569. 16 lignes. 43 jewels. 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, 2.5 Hz. Adjusted in six positions. Alligator leather strap.