Breguet Tradition Quantième Rétrograde 7597
- Retrograde date
- Self Winding/Automatic
- Swiss Made
- White gold
- 3.00atm / 30.00m / 100.00ft
- Pin Buckle
- White gold
Manufacture Breguet presents a visual variation of its emblematic Tradition Quantième Rétrograde model. This new timepiece displays a strong contrast between the monochrome blue applied to the dial and the anthracite-clad movement.
The 7597 timepiece delves into the origins of the company. From the shape of the bridges to the pare-chute shock-absorber system, as well as the size of the balance and the wheels, all the components are implicitly inspired by the "souscription" and tact watches created by Abraham- Louis Breguet. The new Quantième Retrograde is therefore a real eye-catcher with its symmetrical calibre architecture.
The gold dial features a hand-guilloché "Clous de Paris" motif, traditional Roman numerals and open-tipped hands. As found on the watches that inspired it, the dial is secured by three screws. The 7597 model also features a retrograde date, a function cherished by the brand whose founder was one of the first watchmakers to develop a timepiece equipped with this complication. To ensure a smooth sweep over the mechanism, the distance between the centre and the date sector required the development of a multi-level blued steel hand. In addition, to improve the legibility of the date indication, its sector spreads out over 180 degrees and is covered with a blue coating echoing the shade of the dial. The numerals alternate between silver-toned powdered transfers and gold cabochons. When setting the date, the wearer simply unscrews the pusher at 10 o’clock and then presses the hand successively until the desired date is reached. Finally, the mainplate and bridges are adorned with an anthracite coating endowing this timepiece with strong visual intensity.