My new Breguet Tradition 7097.

Jun 27, 2020,02:43 AM

I guess everyone makes a few mistakes during his/her watch collection "career".

One of my mistakes was when I sold (actually it was a trade-in) my Breguet Tradition 7057 in white gold a few years ago.

Time now to rectify that mistake!

I personally find the Tradition to be one of the best and most daring watch designs from the last 20 years,all brands confused.
For sure not a watch to everyone's taste and for sure not a watch for your typical #MeTooNautiluswristshot guy.

My choice is the ref. 7097 with retrograde second in rose gold.

I went for the rose gold model as I like the contrast with the anthracite dial.

The retrograde second adds (even more) action to the dial side.

The details are stunning and I could stare for hours at the watch.

This specific movement finish is very attractive and adds to the uniqueness of the design.

Yes,the original version was a manual wound watch and some might argue that this is the more obvious choice for such a watch.
The automatic movement used for this model is however on a very advanced technological level and then, is this not one of the coolest rotors out there?

The backside movement finish is not bad either.

Thanks for looking,

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gorgeous, as you can see from my other post is one of my favourites

 By: christianch : June 27th, 2020-03:25
there is no watch like this one because is so alive and an instant star. Enjoy your watch ! Is gorgeous! (and in my opinion the best of la tradition line)

Thank you,Christian.

 By: jlux : June 27th, 2020-04:43
Your posts and review of this piece has certainly and very positively influenced my decision to go for that specific model. Thanks for that !!

Beautiful watches, gentlemen. [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : June 27th, 2020-05:00

Congrats on this amazing watch!

 By: yacomino : June 27th, 2020-04:19
I relate to your comment on making mistakes with watch collecting selling or buying over the year! My only concern for me personally on the breguet collection is the legibility of their small hands overall...find it more difficult to read then other desig... 


 By: jlux : June 27th, 2020-04:48
The legibility ,in reality,is not so 40 mm model has a much better legibility than the original 37mm version. But as usual in life: sometimes you have to make sacrifices for the sheer beauty of things....


 By: George Gently : June 27th, 2020-05:01
Gerard, on this intriguing Breguet. George

An iconic watch...

 By: jporos : June 27th, 2020-06:02
a design that Philippe Dufour commented, "I wish I had done that." Congrats Gerald, a real keeper!

One of, in a long line, my favorite Breguets!

 By: BigFatPauli : June 27th, 2020-08:13
Wear it in the best of health.

+1 πŸ˜‰ [nt]

 By: holdemchamp1225 : June 27th, 2020-10:14

Why must everyone post there 7097s lately???

 By: Brandon Skinner : June 27th, 2020-08:27
Seriously you guys are killing me. I have exactly 2 watches on my RADAR, a 7097 in white gold and well, something else which I dare not say at the moment. Could it just be the phenomena of when you are interested to buy a new car, all of a sudden the car ... 

Word is out that we want to torture you (LOL).

 By: jlux : June 27th, 2020-09:25
I sincerely hope that you can get the watch;it is really superb!

Thanks for your comment,Nicolas.

 By: jlux : June 27th, 2020-09:44
The very basic,manual wound 37mm version is and remains a superb watch. However here I would have a legibility issue with my aging eyes.

I also agree and prefer the simpler model as well as the manual wind but I think the rotor and retrograde seconds hand is super cool on Gerard's watch...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : June 27th, 2020-10:20
decisions, decisions. Have to try them all on next time I am at a Breguet boutique πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

A superb watch

 By: COUNT DE MONET : June 27th, 2020-11:57
I consent to your choice: in RG it looks particularly good. To me it is a stament piece that tells people that the owner is a serious watch lover. A cordial "Hello" from mine. ...  

The yellow gold, first generation, is possibly the most romantic one, most "origial looking" one

 By: COUNT DE MONET : June 27th, 2020-12:08
WG makes it an easy daily beater, even with summer attire like today. What I noticed is that the watch looks very impressive outdoor. The watch details on the dial are crisp and very clear in daylight. Indoors it is more subdude, less spectacular.

Thanks,your version is also looking great.

 By: jlux : June 27th, 2020-12:52
In fact,I cannot recall any version of the Tradition which was not looking good.

Absolutely. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 27th, 2020-13:08