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  • Manufacturer: Breguet
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 7027
    Movement No: 0'500'290
    Case No: 3'223
    Model Name: Tradition
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal 507DR, 34 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Gilt pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Breguet fitted box

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 2005, the Tradition, contrary to its name, was a very avant garde and fresh take on Abraham-Louis Breguet’s legacy.

    Inspired by the movement architecture of Breguet’s Souscription watches of the late 18th century, this 21st century homage gives center stage to the movements of yesteryear by placing what is habitually on the back, on the dial side. The dial side reveals the escapement, a large part of the gear train and the mainspring barrel all with a gilt finish reminiscent of the original Breguet movements. A power reserve indication is elegantly placed on the back.

    A wonderfully elegant timepiece, the Tradition manages the perfect balance of creating an homage piece while remaining creative and extremely modern.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1775

    Established in 1775 by Abraham Louis Breguet, widely considered the greatest watchmaker of all time, the storied brand continues to thrive in the modern era, creating exceptional high-end watches as the Swatch Group's premier prestige brand. Some of the most important and lasting inventions in watchmaking are attributed to Abraham Louis Breguet, including the tourbillon, shock resistance and the use of hammers and gongs employed in nearly all minute repeating watches made since.

    Eighteenth and nineteenth century Breguet pocketwatches are especially sought-after by collectors, and many of them were made for the elite of European society, including Napoléon and Marie Antoinette. Key wristwatches from the twentieth century include oversized dress watches, two-register chronographs, triple calendars and Type XX aviator's chronographs made for the French military and civilians.

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Ref. 7027
A fine and attractive semi skeletonized yellow gold wristwatch with power reserve

Circa 2008
37mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF7,000 - 10,000 

Sold for CHF12,500

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The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019