Breguet Tradition

Regular price
$29,550
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$29,550
REF 7097BB
Automatic-winding
40 MM
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SKU AS06326
Article Number 40990630
ref 7097BB
case size 40 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color Silver
material White Gold
style Avant-Garde
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed black alligator leather strap with signed white gold pin buckle. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, and certificate of origin/ warranty dated 2/6/2021.
overall condition The case is in outstanding, as-new condition showing faint signs of wear from gentle use. Multi-tone floating guilloche dial with printed 'Roman' indices is in as-new condition with matching blued-steel 'Breguet' handset. Signed crown. SApphire exhibition caseback.
REF 7097BB
Automatic-winding
40 MM
– Show less
SKU AS06326
Article Number 40990630
ref 7097BB
case size 40 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color Silver
material White Gold
style Avant-Garde
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed black alligator leather strap with signed white gold pin buckle. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, and certificate of origin/ warranty dated 2/6/2021.
overall condition The case is in outstanding, as-new condition showing faint signs of wear from gentle use. Multi-tone floating guilloche dial with printed 'Roman' indices is in as-new condition with matching blued-steel 'Breguet' handset. Signed crown. SApphire exhibition caseback.

Why We Love it

Breguet’s timepieces are more than simple wristwatches — they’re works of art.

Take the Tradition series, for example: Introduced in 2005, this decidedly avant-garde looking design actually echoes the movement architecture and open worked design of the firm’s 19th-century souscription pocketwatches. (Sourscription watches, for the non-French speakers in the house, were timepieces that were sold on a subscription basis — the buyer would put down 25%, with the rest due upon delivery.) `

This particular Tradition Reference 7097 from the 2020s features a 40mm white gold, coin-edged case, a sapphire crystal, polished bezel, a signed crown, and a beautiful, off-centered, engine-turned dial in silvered gold with Roman indices and a matching Breguet handset. Powered by the Breguet Calibre 5051RI automatic-winding movement with 50-hour power reserve, it comes fitted to a signed, black alligator leather strap with an unsigned pin buckle.

In outstanding condition and shipping with its original box set, books, Certificate of Origin and warranty dated from 2021, this contemporary Breguet is truly a vintage connoisseur's watch — though anyone can appreciate its exquisite beauty.

Brand Story

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Few companies are so steeped in history that their name has become a byword for a particular type of product or style. Breguet is one such company: Their famously elegant numerical typeface and matching handset is now de rigueur amongst the most sophisticated dress watches, from Patek Philippe to Longines to, of course, Breguet itself.

However, these numerals and hands are but a single innovation in a long list of horological firsts devised by master watchmaker and inventor Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823), a Neuchatel-born savant whose Parisian career saw the advent of myriad watchmaking creations that we take for granted today. Indeed, it was Breguet who devised the first self-winding watches, as well as the first gongs for repeating watches and the tourbillon. Not many inventors can claim the king and queen of France as patrons, but indeed King Louis XVI and his bride Marie Antoinette were amongst his admirers.

20th-century Breguet is no less storied: The company’s Type 20 pilot’s chronograph issued to the French Aéronautique Militaire in the 1950s provided a benchmark for military watch design. Its stark black dial and utilitarian look belied the sophisticated retour en vol (“flyback”) mechanism within the movement, which allowed a pilot to stop, reset and start the chronograph by depressing the bottom pusher just once.

More recently, under the current management of Mark A. Hayek, modern Breguet has continued to register new patents and amass a dedicated following. The brand’s “Classique” dress watches from the 1990s and 2000s, for example, feature some of the most striking dials in modern watchmaking, making use of guilloché patterns, blue steeled hands and Roman numerals. While the company’s contemporary offerings continue to increase in sophistication and the number of complications available, it’s surely these simple, gorgeous time-only models that best encapsulate the elegant timepieces of A.L. Breguet himself.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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