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Tradition Dame

CASE : 18K rose gold, finely fluted caseband, bezel set with 68 diamonds (0.895cts), crown set with a watch stone, sapphire caseback, water-resistant to 30m


MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding (Caliber 505SR, 50h power reserve), inverted in-line lever escapement with silicon pallets and balance-spring in silicon

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes

DIAL : natural white mother-of-pearl, offset at 12 o’clock and hand-engraved on a rose engine, numbered and signed Breguet

STRAP : leather, pin buckle


All those aspiring to a feminine watch and proud of its authentically technical personality need look no further, with the new Tradition Dame that Breguet is introducing at Baselworld. Thus far available in white gold only, the 2017 rose gold version creates a softer, warmer look and feel while highlighting its gemsetting and accentuating its femininity. This strong personality with its powerful horological DNA conceals nothing of its intrinsic qualities, highlighted by its mechanical heart and ‘brain’ that are firmly in the foreground. The bridges and gear trains perform a fascinating show center-stage, on either side of the barrel beneath them which is adorned with a delightful rosette motif also picked up on the gold oscillating weight visible through the back. This self-winding Manufacture movement is distinguished by its lever escapement with silicon pallets and its Breguet balance-spring, also in silicon. The consistent appeal of its model extends right the way through to its crown adorned with a watch jewel.

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Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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