Breguet Tradition 7097 4y review

Jun 22, 2020,14:17 PM

One of my favourite watches has been with me for 4 years now: The Breguet 7097 is one of these watches that doesn't go unnoticed and is never boring. 

The movement is constantly alive and I love the fact that is automatic with retrograde seconds.  I found the 40mm size perfect (given that the dial area is pretty modest). Is a true classic with the modern addition of the automatic movement (with an amazing rotor straight from the Breguet archives of pocket watches). 

I recall seeing the 7092 when I bought my first expensive watch (a Breguet marine, over 15 years ago!) and admiring how beautiful the "tradition" was.  Another plus of this watch and Breguet watches in general is that -- at least for now -- there is no crazy waiting list to join: you just walk in and can buy the watch. Plain and simple as it should be with luxury watches (because luxury should also be reflected in the experience). 

I found this watch to very elegant and unique. With many watches in my collection none is like the Breguet Tradition 7097. The Rose gold/brown strap combination is superb. The finish is at the highest standard. A true masterpiece (and I love the fact that breguet adds the number on the dial. A touch of exclusivity). 

Under appreciated and a watch for "connoiseurs" that are looking for something truly special. 

Some more photos in my previous review

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Very attractive tradition!

 By: jleno : June 22nd, 2020-15:00
I love the retrograde seconds on this one in particular as well!

yes is a very special feature

 By: christianch : June 22nd, 2020-15:37
very nice and interesting!

thank you

 By: christianch : June 22nd, 2020-15:39
do you mean the anthracite color of the movement ? I think is a good combination and not too distracting but of course is very personal!

For a Review, can you share some interesting and unexpected facts about the watch?

 By: patrick_y : June 22nd, 2020-16:01
Thank you for telling us about your four years with the watch! We'd really appreciate it if you can tell us some hard fact details as well. What have you noticed about the watch that continues to surprise you? What have you disliked about the watch that o... 

thank you for the ideas

 By: christianch : June 22nd, 2020-16:46
will certainly use them in future reviews too I will start with a bit of a controversial negative that is not specific about this watch but more general. I think a big negative is having too many watches in one collection This is a serious issue because y... 

240 winding

 By: wellingtoncromwell : June 23rd, 2020-12:40
great detail about the patek 240. any theories about this winding behavior or is it just par for the course for microrotors in general?

Many micro rotors seem to suffer from inconsistent winding, but not all.

 By: patrick_y : June 23rd, 2020-19:13
Some early Piaget models had a lot of problems. But I hear the recent models are very problem free. I wonder if anyone with a Chopard 1.96 have any problems.

Thanks for the extra temptation which I sorely did not need!

 By: Brandon Skinner : June 22nd, 2020-16:11
I have and still am considering a 7097 in white gold. Unbelievable to think people are more apt to pay double for “you know what” with a multi year waitlist while these can be had all day long. Unfortunate for Breguet but good for me should I ever pull th... 

white gold is very nice too ! I think the benefit of this watch is that

 By: christianch : June 22nd, 2020-16:47
is unlike any other you will ever see. I believe people want what they can't get so this might explain why. I luckily bought many watches in 2015-2017 where it was really possible to get pretty much everything with minimal or no wait.

Beautifully done Watch

 By: : June 22nd, 2020-18:41
Beautifully done Watch, I have the tourbillion with the chain and fuses, definitely in my top five watches it is a pleasure to watch it right or to wind it, A really unappreciated brand… Jim ...  

Thank you Christian...Jim [nt]

 By: : June 23rd, 2020-19:00

don't worry, try them all on

 By: christianch : June 23rd, 2020-10:13
and see what speaks to you