breguet - Tradition 7057 BR in red gold
Luc Virginius / Chronopassion
breguet - Tradition 7057 BR in red gold

Tradition 7057 BR in red gold

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As traditional as it is innovative, Breguet’s Tradition is a visionary model that has now entered the very exclusive circle of iconic Fine Watchmaking creations . The new version of this timepiece, which has a 40 mm-diameter case middle in 18-carat red gold case features the 507DR calibre with a matt grey NAC finish. This type of surface treatment deposits a charcoal-grey alloy of precious metals from the platinum family by electroplating . The new Breguet Tradition 7057 highlights in its own way the technical architecture of this masterpiece of micromechanics; in fact, its construction is unique, as the arrangement on both sides of the central plate shows off almost all of the components – bridges, gears, escapement and the fam ous “old fashioned” pare-chuteshock absorber in hand-bevelled steel.

Technical specifications

Case
  • Red gold
Diameter
  • 40 mm
Caliber
  • Calibre 507DR
Functions
  • Hours, Minutes, Power reserve indicator
Dial
  • Black, in gold hand-engraved on a rose engine, and off-centred at 12
Strap
  • Black alligator

Who's who

It’s a rare occasion: when asked “Why have Breguet at Chronopassion?” Laurent Picciotto is visibly stuck for a quick answer. But the asker scarcely has time to savour his narrow victory before Laurent quickly recovers: “It goes without saying. We can’t do without Breguet. Breguet invented everything – or nearly,” before evening the score with one of his characteristic aphorisms: “beauty is eternal.” The relationship between Chronopassion and Breguet is now firmly established and very promising – but things were not always so. After having been at 271 Rue Saint Honoré for almost a quarter of a century, Breguet suddenly became the focus of special attention a few years ago when a very particular event occurred – the sale of the brand to the Swatch Group. “I stepped back a bit in order to observe what was happening: initially, it seemed to me that the image of the Group and that of the grand old lady of watchmaking were not really compatible,” recalls Laurent Picciotto. Within a few months, however, he was reassured: “Hayek senior adopted Breguet as his baby. He immediately grasped the magnitude and weight of its history. Within two or three years, he clearly stated his desire to develop it, whilst remaining committed to its great tradition. Breguet is not just any old brand. It constitutes a whole swathe of the history of watchmaking in its own right.” The developments undertaken by the Swatch Group were completely consistent with Chronopassion’s approach: preserving capital whilst constantly adding something new, in keeping with the founder’s original wishes. In the end, over the years, Breguet has successfully presented historic yet contemporary watches, at amazingly attractive prices. “Breguet continues to be a benchmark. Its timepieces are quite simply of perfect design. Every register is covered, from ladies’ watches through to military chronographs, raised to new heights by the brand in its approach to the Type 20,” concludes Laurent Picciotto. “Here in the twenty-first century, Breguet is still very much a force to be reckoned with.” Journalist : Olivier Müller

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