Breguet Tradition 7047 Tourbillon Fusee Photomontage  2 Comments


The Breguet Tradition 7047 Tourbillon Fusee is a tourbillon coveted by collectors because of its rare complication - the chain & fusee. Coupled with a power reserve indicator at 10 o'clock the watch features a two mainsprings. The fusee transmission mechanism improves the rate regularity by guaranteeing the movement a constant torque whatever the tension is on the mainsprings. The tourbillon cage balance wheel and the bridge are made of titanium. This is probably the first wrist watch that has a fusee design that is exposed for the viewing pleasure of the wearer.

The proportions of this watch makes it a reasonably large watch but not extraordinarily so by today's standards. The immediate impression when first handling this watch is the sapphire crystal. It rises from the case much more dramatically than ordinary watches making it a tall watch. However almost immediately after, one cannot mistake this for any other watch as the fusee chain peeks clearly out from the gear train.

Clearly a watch made to the highest standards as one would expect from Breguet. When the La Tradition was first released, it made a huge impact on the watch world by redefining the model which hails from Breguet's history books. Now with the Fusee Tourbillon, this watch is not another 'me too tourbillon'. Breguet makes wonderfully beautiful tourbys but this one is for the record books. It will certainly enhance the standing of Breguet further in the growing competition for accolades in high horology.

To see the photomontage of the images of this monumental watch - CLICK HERE.
Postscript - Jack Forster of Horomundi posted a detailed report on Breguet Tourbillons that covers the Fusee Tourbillon as well. For those interested in this watch, this report is well worth reading. You can find it HERE.



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