One of the current phenomena, in terms of watchmaking trends for women, is the tendency to offer complications focus on her. Breguet has been a pioneer in this subject, proof of this the very relationship between Abraham-Louis Breguet and its female clientele as important and select as Marie Antoinette, who asked her royal watchmaker for more and more complicated watches.
The cutting-edge Tradition collection from Breguet belongs to the select circle of authentic Haute Horlogerie icons. First introduced in 2005, it has steadily expanded to include a palette of exceptional models now enriched by the rose gold Tradition Dame. With this self-winding timepiece, Breguet has succeeded in feminising a model whose aesthetic essence lies in mechanical horology, a field that many tend to reserve for men. Clearly visible front and centre of the watch, the barrel is hand-engraved with a rosette motif and overlapped at 12 o’clock by a dainty offset dial in natural white mother-of-pearl, finely adorned with hand-crafted engine-turned “Clou de Paris” hobnailing. Although in full view, the main movement gear trains, as well as the bridges bearing them, remain sufficiently discreet to ensure smooth and instant reading of the hours and minutes pointed by rose gold open-tipped Breguet hands. The sandblasted mainplate and bridges are rhodium-plated to create a pleasing contrast with the rose gold case.
Finally, the automatic 505SR caliber is visible through a sapphire crystal case back, so the rotor embellishes the back cover and lets you admire – also – what really makes this piece splashed with 68 diamonds in the bezel.