Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Breguet Tradition Dame 7038

Breguet’s Tradition collection welcomes a new self-winding Tradition Dame 7038 model. Women with a penchant for prestigious watchmaking and keen on acquiring an iconic timepiece will undoubtedly be won over by this elegant and technical Tradition watch featuring an ultra-modern, graphic structure proudly exhibiting almost all the movement components on either side of the mainplate.

It features a central barrel, a subdial at 12 o’clock bearing hands directly driven by the barrel, as well as a balance-wheel and intermediate wheels forming an arc stretching from 4 to 8 o’clock. The bridge bearing the escapement is reinforced by a hand-chamfered pare-chute – a Breguet invention that serves to protect the balance-staff from shocks.
In terms of its display, the Tradition Dame 7038 shows the hours and minutes on a finely engine-turned Tahitian mother-of-pearl dial. These indications are discreetly complemented by the retrograde seconds engraved on the movement face at 10 o’clock. Another distinctive feature of this ladies’ timepiece lies in the finishing of its movement, with a decoration specifically designed with women in mind.
The NAC treatment typical of the Tradition collection and hitherto appearing in grey, anthracite or golden rose tones, is replaced here by a frosted white movement admirably complemented by an 18-carat white gold case. Brilliant-cut diamonds delicately set on the bezel and a watch movement jewel unusually placed on the crown further contribute to the fresh, sparkling character of this Tradition Dame 7038.

Technical details
Model: Breguet Tradition Dame 7038
Ref. 7038BB/1T/9V6 D00D

18-carat white gold with delicately fluted case band
Bezel set with 68 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.895 ct)
Crown set with a watch movement jewel
Sapphire-crystal caseback
37mm diameter
Welded lugs with screw bars
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m)

Tahitian mother-of-pearl, engine-turned and offset at 12 o'clock
Individually numbered and signed Breguet
Hours chapter with Roman numerals
Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel

Self-winding movement, numbered and signed Breguet
Retrograde seconds engraved on the movement face
Cal. 505SR. 14½ lignes. 38 jewels
50 hours power reserve
Inverted in-line lever escapement with silicon pallets
Breguet balance-spring in silicon
Balance frequency 3Hz
Adjusted in 6 positions

Leather strap

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