This Breguet Tradition Quantième Rétrograde timepiece displays a strong contrast between the monochrome blue applied to the dial and the anthracite-clad movement.
The 7597 timepiece delves into the origins of the company. From the shape of the bridges to the pare-chute shock-absorber system, as well as the size of the balance and the wheels, all the components are implicitly inspired by the ‘souscription’ and tact watches originally created by Abraham-Louis Breguet.
The dial features a hand-guilloché ‘Clous de Paris’ motif, traditional Roman numerals and open-tipped hands. It also features a retrograde date, a function cherished by the brand whose founder was one of the first watchmakers to develop a timepiece equipped with this complication.
To ensure a smooth sweep over the mechanism, the distance between the centre and the date sector required the development of a multi-level blued steel hand. In addition, to improve the legibility of the date indication, its sector spreads out over 180 degrees and is covered with a blue coating echoing the shade of the dial. The numerals alternate between silver-toned powdered transfers and gold cabochons.
When setting the date, the wearer simply unscrews the pusher at 10 o’clock and then presses the hand successively until the desired date is reached. Finally, the mainplate and bridges are adorned with an anthracite coating endowing this timepiece with strong visual intensity. The 40 mm white gold case houses the 505Q self-winding movement. This movement is equipped with an inverted lever escapement and silicon horns. This material is also used to produce the Breguet balance-spring.
The new Tradition 7597 is available with a midnight blue alligator strap secured by a gold pin buckle.
Tradition Quantième Rétrograde 7597
Case: White gold, sapphire caseback
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 12.10 mm
Dial: Off-centred, blue and made of gold hand-engraved on a rose engine
Functions: Hours, minutes, retrograde date
Balance-spring: Breguet type, in silicon
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 m)
Frequency: 3 Hz
Power reserve: 50 hours
Strap: Midnight blue alligator leather
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