Time-honored Tradition

Breguet makes much of its associations with Enlightenment-era watchmaking, and few pieces exemplify this better than the frosted-gold surfaces of the La Tradition series. But with a slight adjustment in aesthetics and technology, these watches quickly jump to the forefront of the craft in the 21st century. This year’s Tradition Fusée Tourbillon 7047 is rendered in platinum, and the open movement is given a complimentary anthracite treatment—electroplating with a dark-hued platinum-group alloy. Perhaps most significant in a modern sense is the fact that the watch is equipped with Breguet’s new silicium balance spring, a development that will improve the watch’s timekeeping ability even more than Breguet’s original tourbillon invention. The newly unveiled timepiece is $172,100. (212.288.4014, www.breguet.com)

From Around the Web...
The titan of modern watchmaking helped restore German watchmaking to the fore…
A civilian-issue Breguet and a no-date Rolex Submariner are just the tip of the SoHo shop’s iceberg…
The leaders in high-end watchmaking gather in Geneva to show off their latest and greatest…
Fellows watch department is one of the top five auction houses to purchase or sell a fine watch...
Photography by Jeff Harris
The old and overlooked moon-phase complication is on the rise both technically and cosmetically…
In watches and pens, artisans are reviving the engraving-and-enamel technique Fabergé made famous…
Though much slimmer than prior editions, Bovet’s OttantaSei timepiece brims with technical details…
TAG Heuer’s most popular collection gets a striking new variant with a black ceramic case and...
Known for self-reliance, the German brand has created a movement that incorporates Swiss technology…
These highlights from Christie’s Watch Shop could be the perfect post-holiday pick-me-up for watch...