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Pre Baselworld 2015: Breguet Tradition Automatique Seconde Rètrograde 7097

by Nick Gould on December 29, 2014

Breguet adds a new timepiece to the “Tradition” collection that will make its debut at Baselworld 2015.

In 2005, Breguet launched its iconic Tradition collection with the 7027 model, the first timepiece to showcase the mechanisms of the movement on top of the baseplate. Much imitated but never equaled, this collection has since filled out and 2015 will welcome an outstanding new model: the Tradition Automatique Seconde Rétrograde 7097.

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Open worked goodness: The Breguet Tradition Automatique Seconde Rètrograde 7097

The new model gets its name from the retrograde seconds hand at 10 o’clock, which supplements the hours and minutes shown by Breguet-style open-tipped hands in blued steel. Breguet’s watchmakers show off the complication with the help of a circular-brushed semi-circle that also
makes the other indications easy to read. To maintain the symmetry, the pare-chute is located at 4 o’clock. This Breguet invention, which protects the balance staff from shocks, can be identified at a glance as the emblematic eature of the Tradition collection. It is the forbear of all the shock protection devices in use today, including the Incabloc system.

The Tradition Automatique Seconde Rétrograde 7097 watch is the result of the technical and aesthetic excellence that Breguet consistently strives for in its modernisation of historical devices. Its austere styling honours the traditions of the brand, while its technical features are the prerogative of a watchmaking company that is resolutely building its future.

Depolyant will be bringing you live photos of this piece and others in the Breguet collection at Baselworld 2015. Stay tuned!

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