Since the brand was founded in 1775, Breguet has relied on its extraordinary innovation to bloom the true charm of the brand. With many innovative designs led by the two great inventions of tourbillon and gong, it has given the watchmaking industry a richer connotation. The traditional minute repeater timepieces usually sounded by beeping on the bottom cover. Until 1783, the master watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet first used the watch wrapped around the movement. Metal wire (ie gong), to realize the function of timepiece clock. This innovative technology concept completely overturned the timekeeping structure of the traditional minute repeater, and it still has a profound impact after its advent.
Led by Marc A. Hayek, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Breguet, Breguet upholds the brand’s unique historical achievements, actively engages in research and development, and once again subverts the structural design of the minute repeater. In 2016, Breguet launched the Tradition series of minute repeater tourbillon watches. It is an unprecedented masterpiece of innovation and has become a must-have for watch collectors to compete. At the same time, Breguet will also At the Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Show 2016, surprising masterpieces were revealed for women fans of high-end mechanical watches, Tradition series, Classique classic series, Reine de Naples Queen Naples series and High Jewellery high jewelry watch series There are new ladies’ watches created with great enthusiasm. This new model not only meets the eager desire of women consumers for high-end timepieces, but also aims to provide the Queen of France to Marie-Antoinette and Queen of Napoli Caroline Murat) and other distinguished female patrons who created the brilliant destiny of the Breguet brand. The Breguet global tour will lead us to these outstanding women who witness the legend of Breguet watchmaking and seven other famous people closely related to the history of the brand. (Friday) to March 19 (Saturday) at the Basel International Watch & Jewellery Show.
Breguet Heritage Collection TRADITION 7087 Minute Repeater Tourbillon
In 2015, relying on many years of intensive work in the field of acoustics, Breguet introduced the revolutionary Breguet heritage series Tradition 7087 time repeater tourbillon watch, completing an unprecedented challenge: creating excellent timekeeping around preset target sounds. table. Adhering to this groundbreaking design concept, Breguet’s new timepieces have pure sound quality and unique sound, which is an unprecedented timepiece art. After careful adjustment, the sound quality and performance have been further improved, making this legendary series Tradition 7087 minute repeater tourbillon watch glamorous again. The final design has been released so far and will be available before the end of the year.
Compared with the super complicated function watch, the heritage series Tradition 7087 Minute Repeater Tourbillon watch integrates many research results of the Breguet brand and integrates many innovations. In order to create this extraordinary watch, Breguet’s design engineers devoted themselves to scientific research and development, and finally broke through the problem of parts that present the perfect timekeeping sound quality. Using specially developed sound generators, they conducted experiments on up to 200,000 audio synthesis and classified them according to psychoacoustic standards. After repeated listening and evaluation of these sounds, the most suitable target voice was finally selected. Based on this choice, the development and construction of the watch began. This unprecedented design concept, as well as the mastery and understanding of the various parameters of the clock, determine all aspects of the production of this timepiece, including the innovative technology adopted and the selection of watchmaking parts. It is proud that this time-honored Tradition 7087 Minute Repeater Tourbillon watch brings together six new patented technologies and five innovative elements never before seen in the field of chronograph machinery.
As one of Breguet’s great inventions, the gong is the core component of the minute repeater, and this watch has been completely redesigned. The gong is usually wrapped around the movement and struck horizontally by the hammer; this time, the gong is fixed on the bezel and struck by the hammer in the vertical direction. This innovative construction is adopted because the sapphire crystal glass and bezel produce the best sounding effect when vibrating vertically. The hammer strikes the gong vertically in the direction from the movement to the bezel, which can promote the transmission of vibration to the radiating unit and form air vibration. The construction of the hammer is equally original. Because the structure of the hammer will induce the vibration of the sound spring, in order to prevent the rebound of the hammer and hinder the vibration of the sound spring, the minute repeater device usually uses a buffer spring. However, the shortcoming of the buffer spring is that it can offset part of the striking force of the hammer. To this end, Breguet’s watchmakers have invented a semi-active shock absorber that works after the hammer has finished striking, avoiding secondary strikes, thereby keeping the hammer at maximum power.
The legacy of the Tradition 7087 Minute Repeater Tourbillon watch has another distinctive feature: shaped like an ear lobe, this special design can make the sound fuller and longer. According to more than ten years of acoustic research, the gong is made of rose gold or platinum alloy with the same material as the case, and is rhodium-plated. In order to facilitate the transmission of vibration in the minute repeater, the gong is fixed on the bezel. The bezel is not firmly embedded in the case, but is fixed to the outer edge of the case with three screw posts. Because these three screw posts can vibrate freely, the bezel and sapphire crystal can resonate with the gong, effectively transmitting low-frequency sounds; at the same time, the case can better conduct high-frequency sounds, making the overall sound quality more full.
Just like the Classique La Musicale 7800 model, the new heritage series Tradition 7087 is equipped with a sound cavity inside the case, called a ‘Helmholtz cavity’, which can increase the volume of the minute repeater and filter the sound from the mechanical device. , You can peek through the eight holes in the bottom ring around the bottom cover. The sound cavity is constructed to produce the resonance audio required to achieve the desired sound quality. The side of the acoustic cavity is rectangular and surrounds the entire movement, separated by only one layer of film that isolates the movement from the outside air. Unlike the metallic glass film used by the 7800, the 7087 uses a gold film attached to a sapphire crystal case back. Through the bottom cover, you can see the precise operation of the movement.
In addition to the above-mentioned stunning innovative design, this Breguet Tradition Répétition Minutes Tourbillon minute repeater tourbillon watch uses the same magnetic regulator as the Classique La Musicale model. This patented system consists of a silver weight with a magnet around the periphery and placed around the periphery of the regulator. As the weight passes under the magnet, a current is generated opposite the magnetic field. The faster the speed, the greater the resistance; and vice versa. In this way, regardless of acceleration or deceleration, the same repulsive force will be encountered to ensure a constant speed. The magnetic regulator has another advantage: it eliminates noise. In this device developed exclusively by Breguet, the mechanical parts do not touch each other, ensuring absolute silence. Unlike the La Musicale series, the magnetic regulator of the Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon watch is more exquisitely decorated and can be seen from the side of the dial instead of hiding under the case. After repeated calculations and improvements, it finally integrated perfectly with the minute repeater system. The main plate and the bridge of the movement are made of titanium metal. With proper component sizes, the noise from the time signal device can be filtered and eliminated.
In addition to unique technological innovations, this time-series Tradition 7087 minute repeater tourbillon watch also aims to pay tribute to the long history of Breguet, so it is specially equipped with a tourbillon device and a ring-shaped automatic tourbillon with automatic winding function. To start the timekeeping mechanism, it is usually necessary to pull the dedicated drive slider; in this watch, it can be started by simply pressing the bayonet button. The cleverness is amazing. The energy transmission from the barrel to the minute repeater is achieved by a chain, which is exactly the same as the well-known No. 160 pocket watch, which is specially customized for the French queen Marie-Antoinette.复 Relaunched in 2008.
Breguet Heritage Collection TRADITION 7087 Minute Repeater Tourbillon
Number: 7087BR / G1 / 9XV
The case is 18K rose gold, and the outer edge of the case is decorated with a coin pattern. Double sapphire crystal case back. 44 mm in diameter. Welded lugs are secured with bolts.
The dial is 18K yellow gold with engraved engraving and an eccentric dial at 1:30. Engraved with a unique number and an invisible Breguet signature. The scale ring uses Roman numerals. Breguet classic needlepoint skeletonized blue-steel hands.
Self-winding movement with minute repeater and 60-second tourbillon at 6 o’clock. Engraved with a unique number and an invisible Breguet signature. Equipped with a titanium base plate and a bridge. Caliber 565DR. 16 cents, 58 gems. Magnetic time adjuster. There is an 80-hour power reserve display at 12 o’clock. A two-way winding automatic platinum rotor located on the edge of the movement. The tourbillon bridge is made of titanium. With reverse lever escapement with silicon pallet. Breguet balance wheel with silicon Breguet hairspring. The vibration frequency is 4 Hz. 6 party adjustment.
The strap is made of genuine leather.
18K Platinum Edition
Reference7087BB / G1 / 9XV
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