The Tradition collection from Breguet belongs to the select circle of Haute Horlogerie icons. First introduced in 2005, it now welcomes a rose gold Tradition Dame. With this self-winding timepiece, Breguet has succeeded in feminising a model whose aesthetic essence lies in mechanical horology, a field that many tend to reserve for men.
Clearly visible front and centre of the watch, the barrel is decorated with a rosette motif and overlapped at 12 o’clock, by a mother-of-pearl dial adorned with hand-crafted engine-turned “Clou de Paris” hobnailing. Although in full view, the movement bridges and gear trains remain sufficiently discreet to ensure smooth and instead of the hours and minutes. The sandblasted mainplate and bridges are rhodium-plated to create a pleasing contrast with the rose gold case set with 68 diamonds. At the heart of this Tradition Dame beats Calibre 505SR, equipped with a lever escapement with silicon pallets and a Breguet balance-spring also made of silicon.
Mechanical self-winding Calibre 505SR, numbered and signed Breguet, 38 jewels, 3 Hz, inverted in-line lever escapement with silicon pallets, Breguet balance-spring in silicon, 50-hour power reserve.
Hours, minutes, retrograde seconds.
18K rose gold with fluted caseband, 37 mm. Bezel set with 68 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.895 cts). Crown set with a watch jewel. Sapphire crystal and back. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 metres / 100 ft).
Natural white mother-of-pearl, offset at 12 o’clock and hand-engraved on a rose engine. Breguet open-tipped gold hands.