At the 2012 Baselworld watch fair, Breguet has introduced the newest addition to its emblematic “Tradition” collection, the Breguet Tradition 7047BR Tourbillon Fusee in 18k rose gold. This Grande Complication timepiece, which features a tourbillon, fusee and chain transmission, and a Breguet balance spring in silicon, joins the existing models in yellow gold and platinum.
Inspired by the legendary souscription watches created by Abraham-Louis Breguet, the watch has a tourbillon and a fusee-and-chain transmission located on the upper part of the mainplate. This sculptural design of the dial highlights the contrast and relief effects of the various components. Breguet obtained four patents for the systems used in this watch.
In 2006, Breguet presented the first watches with silicon balance springs and escapements. The flat silicon balance springs, made using a raised terminal curve, also became known as a “Breguet overcoil.” The rose gold re-edition of the Tradition 7047PT also features a silicon Breguet balance spring, as well as a new black galvanic-coated and engine-turned 18k gold dial.
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Case: 18k rose gold with a finely fluted caseband. Sapphire crystal caseback. Diameter = 41 mm. Rounded lugs welded to the case, screw-secured spring-bars. Water-resistant to 30 meters. Alligator leather strap.
Dial: Black-coated engine-turned 18k gold, off-centered at 7 o’clock. Individually numbered and signed. Chapter ring with Roman numerals. 60-second tourbillon at 1 o’clock. Polished steel “moon-tip” Breguet hands.
Movement: Numbered and signed Breguet. Cal. 569, hand-wound with tourbillon, anthracite coating. 16 lignes. 43 jewels. 50-hour power reserve with power-reserve indication on the barrel drum. Fusee-and-chain transmission to ensure constant torque throughout the running of the watch. Titanium upper bridge of the tourbillon carriage. Straight-line Swiss lever escapement. Breguet titanium balance with four gold adjustment screws. Breguet silicon balance spring, 2.5 Hz. Adjusted in six positions.
Variations: Also available with a gilt rose gold movement (Reference 7047BR/R9/9Z).