Baselworld: Breguet Tradition 7067 GMT
March 15, 2012
Breguet first introduced the 7027 Tradition in 2005, it was the first of its wristwatches to reveal the movement mechanics on the dial side of the mainplate. The Tradition has since become a signature piece within the brand. Now, at Baselworld 2012, they have introduced a new GMT version.
The new Tradition 7067 GMT keeps the aesthetics of the original model, but now has a single button operated second timezone function. The home time (current timezone) is displayed at 12 o'clock, with the reference time (2nd timezone) being displayed at 8 o'clock. The reference time also features a useful day/night indicator at 10 o'clock which allows you to quickly see if it is day or night at your reference timezone.
The additional functionality of the 7067 Tradition is very useful, but it would be pointless if it takes away from from the aesthetics. True to the original, the anthracite balance-wheel sits in plain view at 4 o'clock, allowing the wearer and any onlookers to see the heart of the watch as it oscillates at a frequency of 3Hz (or 21,600 vph).
"The Breguet spring with its raised terminal curve and the inverted inline lever escapement are both in silicon and ensure the outstanding stability of rate born of Breguet's technical inventiveness." The Tradition GMT 7067 has the typical Breguet features: the delicately fluted caseband, the Breguet hands with a moon cut into their tips, welded lugs and an engine-turned dial with a secret signature and an individual number.
The Tradition 7067 GMT comes in a 40 mm diameter case, in either 18k white gold or rose gold, with welded lugs with rounded ends and screw bars and a sapphire crystal caseback.
The dial is in 18k gold, engine turned by hand with a silvered dial for the second timezone off-centre at 12 o'clock. Black-coated dial for the reference time at 8 o'clock. Individually numbered and signed Breguet. Hours chapter with Roman numerals. Day/night indicator for the reference time at 10 o'clock. Balance at 4 o'clock. Open-tipped Breguet hands in polished steel.
Breguet caliber 507 DRF features an anthracite-grey surface treatment and is a manually wound movement with 40 jewels and a 50-hour power reserve with indicator on backside of the baseplate. It beats at 21,600 vph (3Hz) and features a high-tech, and long-lasting inverted in-line lever escapement in silicon and a Breguet balance-spring in silicon. Numbered and signed Breguet. Alligator leather strap with matching buckle. Water resistant to 30 meters. (Ref. 7067BB/G1/9W6, 7067BR/G1/9W6)