One of our favorite new timepieces unveiled at Baselworld 2012, was the Breguet Tradition 7047BR. The Tradition collection, originally introduced in 2005, is very unique in that the movement mechanics are on the dial side of the mainplate. This configuration allows the wearer, or any lucky onlookers, to admire the timepiece’s finely hand decorated components, in action, without having to take the watch off.
The Tradition 7047BR comes in a 41 mm 18k rose gold case, fully polished with Breguet’s signature finely fluted caseband. A tall domed sapphire crystal helps ensure an excellent view of the mechanics up front.
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. Breguet silicon balance spring.
Brown leather strap with rose gold buckle. Sapphire caseback. Water-resistant 30 meters. (Ref. 7047BR/G9/9ZU)