Though Breguet’s Tradition line was positioned as one for men when it launched in 2005, the years since have seen models specifically crafted for the feminine wrist in the Tradition Dame. Adding to that lineup is the Tradition 7035.
The highlight of the Tradition models is the symmetrical movement is exposed on the dial. The watches are modern-day interpretations of subscription watches designed by Abraham-Louis Breguet that were noted for the architecture of their fully symmetrical caliber. The newest timepiece puts gems-setting in the spotlight, which translates into a bejewelled -- diamonds- and rubies-studded -- version of the movement on the dial.
As with the Tradition Dame pieces, the automatic movement is set around the central barrel, indicated by the rosette motif. Opting for the snow-setting technique, the 18-carat gold dial, plate, and bridges are all set with different-sized diamonds. On the bezel, brilliant-cut diamonds adorn the Tradition 7035, and the 37mm case is crafted in rose gold. The retrograde seconds indicator features a gradient of rubies and pink sapphires. A leather strap in the same colour completes this new timepiece.
The movement is a Calibre 505J, and a gold rotor is visible when you turn the watch over. As with the Tradition models, the offset dial is seen at 12 o’clock, and the hours section is set on a white mother-of-pearl. The watch is a limited edition of 88 pieces.