Breguet Tradition collection’s timepieces were the first to feature the entire movement on the dial. Paying homage to the most advanced art of watchmaking and staying true to the history of the Maison, these watches are inspired by the subscription models designed by Abraham-Louis Breguet, that were celebrated for the architecture of their fully symmetrical caliber. The luxury watch, clock and jewelry manufacturer completes its iconic line with Tradition 7035 – a limited edition of 88 timepieces.
The new Tradition 7035 features the collection’s signature elements, 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.
The dial, plate and bridges are made of 18-carat gold and are all set with different-sized diamonds in order to keep the visible material to a minimum. Illuminating the bezel, brilliant-cut diamonds embellish the Tradition 7035. For the retrograde seconds indicator, the Maison used 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 comes in the same colors.
At the caseback, a rotor in gold continues with the barrel motif, reminding that this watch is powered by a self-winding caliber. Fitted with the reference 505J, the timepiece features a lever escapement with silicon horns and a Breguet balance spring of the same material.