Watchmaker Breguet revisits its 37mm women’s edition of the Tradition in high jewellery mode. Paying homage to the most advanced art of watchmaking and staying true to the history of the Maison, these watches are inspired by the subscription models designed by Abraham-Louis Breguet, that were celebrated for the architecture of their fully symmetrical caliber.
Today, Breguet completes its iconic line with a limited edition of 88 timepieces of Tradition 7035, one that gives pride of place to gem-setting. The 37mm polished rose gold case displays classic Breguet features like the delicate fluting on the caseband and the straight welded lugs with screw bars, plate and bridges are all set with different-sized diamonds
Breguet made the bold move to set the majority of these parts with brilliant-cut diamonds. A total of 190 are used and placed in what is called a snow-setting. This means that the diamonds vary in size and are set seemingly at random. The result is unrivalled brilliance.
At twelve o’clock, the 7035 is fitted with a small dial. The center of it is also set with brilliant-cut diamonds, while the chapter ring with the hours printed on them is made from white mother-of-pearl, the slim open-tipped Breguet hands in 18k rose gold. Like all Breguet watches, the individual number is engraved in the arched-shaped plaque spanning from 10 to 2 o’clock beneath the chapter ring. For the retrograde seconds indicator, the Maison used a gradient of rubies and pink sapphires, which recall both the rubies on the movement and the one housed upon the crown.
The sapphire crystal caseback reveals the automatic Breguet calibre 505J with a large gold rotor decorated with the rosette motif of the dial-side barrel, 50-hour power reserve. Inverted in-line lever escapement with silicon horns.
Delivered with a pink leather strap, the rose gold pin buckle is set with an additional 25 brilliant-cut diamonds.