Recalling the genius of Abraham-Louis Breguet, who first produced 'subscription watches' in 1796, the Tradition 7097 pays tribute to the mechanisms of that age - revealing the bridges, wheels, escapement, barrel as well as other components of the movement that usually lie hidden beneath the baseplate.
The gold winding rotor borrows its style from the movements of the period, while a handcrafter engine-turned hobnail pattern highlights a dial in silvered golf offset at 12 o'clock.
Housed in a case of 18-carat white gold with a finely fluted caseband, the watch runs on a self-winding Calibre 505SR1 movement and is water-resistant to 3 bar. Get this baby if you want history on your wrist.
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