Breguet Tradition GMT Manual Wind 40mm Review

It's been 13 years since the introduction of the Breguet Tradition collection

Breguet Tradition GMT Manual Wind 40mm Review

Abraham-Louis Breguet would have been proud to see what has become of his legacy following within his principles in horology where he states that a watchmaker should be able to see the mechanical flow of a watch's caliber from the exposed side of the watch. This rings true to this day and salutes his innovative contributions to horology and his brand's historical significance in the watchmaking industry.

Breguet Caliber 507 DRF

Caliber 507 DRF

  • Contains 40 Jewels
  • Beats at 21,600 VpH
  • Breguet Balance Spring
  • Fifty-Hour Power Reserve
  • Inverted & In-Line Silicone Escapement

The Breguet Tradition collection, in general, is their go-to collection for any watch aficionado who has an affinity for seeing what's going on inside the watch. It is becoming more commonplace in watchmaking and shows off the mechanics of the caliber. Breguet is being applauded for dedicating a collection to this new trend which was well received by horologists everywhere. The GMT home-time shows both an hour and minute hand on a subdial located between the 7 and 9 o'clock position of the dial.  

One of the unique things about this watch is that you can clearly see both sides of the movement from either side of the watch and this is a Christmas in July situation for watch fans who like to marvel at the caliber. The home time sub-dial can be changed in one-hour increments using a button located at the side of the case's signature coined edge at the 10 o'clock position. The absence of a traditional dial lets you see the anthracite grey plates which really accentuate the jewels and components.

With a limited number of pieces in production, this is a watch caught many people's attention. Every detail of this watch is screaming forward-thinking but true to tradition. Some in the younger generation may even say it has a steampunk look to it but to me there is nothing 'punky' about this watch at all. What are your thoughts?

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