A watch of this caliber requires very little to no preamble, may we present you one of the most impressive novelties at Baselworld 2015, we are talking about the Breguet Tradition Répétition Minutes Tourbillon —Minute Repeater Tourbillon— ref. 7087BR/G1/9XV. This impressive minute repeater that also happens to feature a tourbillonat 6 o'clock and off-centered hours/minutes dial at 1:30 is nothing but exceptional. Fitted with a robust 18K rose gold case measuring 44 mm in diameter and with a delicately fluted caseband —typical Breguet design characteristics—, the watch features welded lugs with screw bars.
Its dial silvered 18K gold dial with the most beautiful 'Guilloché' is nothing but impressive. The off-centered dial at 1:30 is individually numbered and signed Breguet. The dial features hours chapter ring with Roman numerals and Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel.
But if you think the front was impressive enough, let's now look at the beautifully finished automatic calibre 565DR with 60-second tourbillon at 6 o'clock and minute repeater. The calibre is fully visible via the display case back. This ultra sophisticated calibre, features titanium baseplate and bridges, 60 jewels, magnetic strike governor, bi-directional peripheral platinum winding rotor, tourbillon bridge in titanium, inverted lateral lever escapement with silicon pallets, Breguet balance-wheel on a Breguet silicon spring and an impressive power reserve of 80 hours when fully wound.
On the wrist, what can we tell you. The watch wears impressively and the feeling of putting on such a feat of horology and half a million dollars on your wrist is just out of this world. Comfortable, impressive and elegant are a few of the words that come to mind after the hands-on review of this watch live from Baselworld 2015. This watch is also available in 18K white gold under reference 7087BB/G1/9XV.
Sticker Price $460,700 USD. For more info on Breguet click here.