Breguet tradition

Breguet tradition: three things to know

With the help of an award-winning cameraman.

When Breguet launched its first Tradition watch in 2005, it started the trend of open dials. 7027, the brand helped popularize the hollow dial. The skeletonized watch removes the excess metal from the movement, leaving only its basic structure, while the skeletonized dial watch partially displays the key components of the movement, thus realizing the 3D expression of its architecture. The watch in this story, Tradition Ref. The 7037 taken by photographer EK Yap illustrates this point well. In the open structure, people can appreciate the multi-layer structure of the watch and the brilliance of countless finishes. cheap mens watches

But this is not the most important thing
The Tradition series is immersed in the history of Breguet. The look itself is inspired by the brand’s 18th century “souscription” watches. Legend has it that at the time, the founder of the brand Abraham-Louis Breguet (Abraham-Louis Breguet) would sell these timepieces on a “subscription” basis-simple watches with basic calibers. Customers would pay a 25% down payment and the remaining amount would be deliver goods. This system provided Breguet with sufficient funds to fund his research and development projects, and eventually led to many breakthrough innovations that continue to define modern watchmaking.

BREGUET’s key inventions are always on display
Over time, the Tradition series has evolved to include various complications, including the second time zone (Ref. 7067), chronograph (Ref. 7077) and minute repeater (Ref. 7087), among others. However, there are always some important main features: upper spiral hairspring, round head hands, engine-turned guilloché dial, coin-rim case, and perhaps the most iconic Tradition series, the pare-chute anti-shock system.

This system was invented in 1790 and is widely regarded as a groundbreaking seismic system. It includes a small steel spring to hold the supporting stone and the balance jewel in place. The system absorbs vibration by allowing the jewel supporting the pivot of the balance to move, thereby allowing the wider pivot shoulder of the balance shaft to withstand the shock. In Ref. 7037, you can see it in the lower right corner of the dial.