The House of Breguet caused a sensation with the unveiling of its Tradition line, whose timepieces were the first to feature the entire movement on the dial. The collection pays homage to the most advanced art of watchmaking, while staying true to the history of the Maison. The models in the collection are modern-day interpretations of the subscription watches designed by Abraham-Louis Breguet, and particularly noted for the architecture of their fully symmetrical calibre. Today, Breguet Tradition 7035 completes its iconic line with a limited edition of 88 timepieces of Tradition 7035, one that gives pride of place to gem-setting.
The new Breguet Tradition 7035 bears all the hallmarks of the collection, 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.
Breguet Tradition 7035 combines this new creation with the finesse of jewellery, opting for the snow-setting technique. The 18-carat gold chosen for the dial, plate and bridges are all set with different-sized diamonds in order to keep the visible material to a minimum. The result is unrivalled brilliance. Illuminating the bezel, brilliant-cut diamonds adorn the Breguet Tradition 7035. For the retrograde seconds indicator, the Maison opted for 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 in the same colours completes this new timepiece.
The spectacle resumes at the caseback where a rotor in gold continues with the barrel motif, serving as a reminder that this creation is powered by a self-winding calibre. Equipped with the Breguet reference 505J, this timepiece features a lever escapement with silicon horns and a Breguet balance spring of the same material.
Case in 18k rose gold with delicately fluted caseband. Bezel set with 68 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.819 ct). Crown set with a ruby (approx. 0.16 ct). Sapphire-crystal caseback. 37 mm diameter. Welded lugs with screw bars. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 m).
Dial in gold paved with 74 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.192 ct) offset at 12 o’clock and white mother-of-pearl hours chapter. Individually numbered and signed Breguet. Open-tipped Breguet hands in 18k rose gold.
Mechanical self-winding movement, Cal. 505J. Numbered and signed Breguet. Gold plate and bridge paved with 190 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.456 ct). Retrograde second featuring indicator set with 2 rubies and 7 pink sapphires (approx. 0.03 ct) on the movement face. 141/2 lignes. 38 jewels. 50-hour power reserve. Inverted in-line lever escapement with silicon horns. Breguet balance spring in silicon. Balance frequency 3 Hz. Adjusted in 6 positions.
Leather strap with 18 ct rose gold pin buckle set with 25 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.124 ct).