The Breguet Tradition Quantième Rétrograde 7597 was launched in 2020, with launch models in pink or white gold 40mm sized cases. Now, there is a new blue and anthracite variant to add to the mix.
The new 7597 has an anthracite movement and a blue-coloured gold dial with a guilloché “Clous de Paris” pattern. The dial is secured by three screws. This new blue coloured gold dial to my eye at least, looks better than the two silver dial launch models. The large retrograde date in blue also makes it more legible, as well as a more striking visual highlight.
The mainplate and bridges have anthracite coating.
The sweeping date hand is curved to match the contours of the movement. The retrograde date hand is mounted on the same axis as the center of the mainspring barrel. At midnight on the 31st, the retrograde date hand jumps backwards to the first day of the month. The pusher for the date is at 10:00.
To improve the legibility of the date indication, its sector spreads out over 180 degrees and is covered with a blue coating echoing the shade of the dial. The numerals are alternating silver-toned powdered transfers and gold cabochons.
Inside the 40mm white gold case is the automatic Calibre 505Q, which has an inverted lever escapement and silicon horns. It beats at 21,600VPH and has a power reserve of 50 hours. Through the open case back you can see gold oscillating weight whose shape is a historical nod to the one on the perpétuelle watch created by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1780.
Coming on a ‘Midnight blue’ alligator leather with a gold buckle, the RRP is AUD 56 300 including taxes.
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