Breguet Tradition 7027
Did you run your dial through the washer & dryer on high heat and it shrank?
I think Breguet did that
I think the white gold works better, but a larger dial would not bother me.
Just needs a dial magnifier on the crystal like a mutant Rolex
Well, shrunken dial or not, that's a bad ass watch.
Sorry to be a hater but that's not my cuppa tea.
An interesting arrangement of mechanical objects to satisfy some designer's ego, and with a dial thrown in at the end, almost as an afterthought.
Give me Breguet's traditional models any day.
Looks like one of those 25 bucks Chinese novelty skeleton watches
I would not spend much more 3-5 on it...but it's more in the 25k-30k range so I agree!
Interested piece non the less!
Yes old Abraham-Louis Breguet had quite the ego apparently...
I guess the Breguet Tradition is quite "traditional" after all...
For me I find most of their pieces boring (I'm guessing what Jim calls the more traditional models), but the features worked into this one draw me in as a watchmaker, and enthusiast. In particular the pare-chute shock protection, because back in the late 1700's not too many makers were installing such things, so I've heard anyway. It's probably one of the few watches I would consider buying from this maker, in particular in white gold - agree with Steve it works much better.
Thanks to @Archer i get it now. I still think machine turning or stripes would make that watch way better looking.
In most cases I would agree with you, but not on this one. What we all see as "standard" finishes in the Swiss dominated industry like Perlage or Côtes de Genève are usually specific to a country or region. For example Geneva stripes...from Geneva...that in Germany they do slightly differently and refer to as Glashütte ribbing. The Breguet is holding true to it's heritage, and although I've not really researched it, I suspect in France this was the common finishing used on watches of the time.
If you look at the work of say George Daniels or Roger Smith, they reflect the aesthetic standards of the British watch/clock tradition, which is more like the Breguet's shown above with almost a bead blasted appearance. It's not just those two makers either, as many Smith's watches have the same type of finishing applied, which sort of looks like no finish, but looks can be deceiving.
I tend to agree that the choice of metal finishes is fine as it is shown above. The way it is now the machined dial gently pulls the eye towards it over the rest of the mechanism. Quite elegant. Adding more texture would distract.
I agree that this is a great piece from Breguet, It looks simple but stays true to traditional watchmaking. I think the piece is perfectly finished, frosted plates with polished beveled edges, blued screws, Par-chute shock absorber, polished plate pins, much like the finish on the George Daniels watches. Very clean and traditional looking.... Me Likey!! Cheers!
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