I recently visited the NYC Breguet boutique on Madison Avenue, which has a wide assortment of the best Breguet timepieces currently available for sale. There was only one that I knew had to try on, though, the Breguet Tradition 7047BR Tourbillon Fusee and Chain. Originally introduced at Baselworld in 2012, the 7047BR movement has a unique configuration: it is exposed on the dial side of the watch as opposed to the case back side. Furthermore, it is protected by a tall domed sapphire crystal, which looks amazing.

The Tradition 7047BR comes in a 41 mm 18k white gold or rose gold case. It is fully polished with Breguet’s signature finely fluted caseband. The dial is in black-coated engine-turned 18k gold, off-centred at 7 o’clock. Breguet hour and minute hands. A 60-second tourbillon sits at 1 o’clock. The hand wound manufacture movement, caliber 569, is anthracite coated and features a tourbillon and a constant force fusee and chain transmission.

The power reserve is 50-hours, with a power-reserve indicator on the barrel drum. Titanium upper bridge of the tourbillon carriage Breguet type tourbillon bar. Straight-line Swiss lever escapement. Breguet titanium balance with four gold adjustment screws and a silicon Breguet balance spring.

Leather strap with rose gold buckle. Sapphire caseback. Water-resistant 30 meters. Retail price is approximately $187,000 in white gold. (Ref. 7047BR/G9/9ZU)

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good design and engineering in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one: watchmaking.