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Abra­ham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823) spent most of his days in Paris where he stud­ied and ex­celled in the art of watch­mak­ing. His in­ven­tions were as fun­da­men­tal to horol­ogy as they were var­ied, and his ca­reer started with a se­ries of break­throughs in­clud­ing the de­vel­op­ment of the suc­cess­ful self-wind­ing per­pétuelle watches, gongs for re­peat­ing watches and the first shock-pro­tec­tion for bal­ance piv­ots. Today more than ever, its ca­pac­ity to in­no­vate re­flects a brand vi­tal­ity. Breguet de­votes its 2017 pre-Basel launch to women, with the launch of the lat­est Tra­di­tional Dame7038, ra­di­antly at­tired in rose gold. Breguet has suc­cess­fully fem­i­nised a model whose aes­thetic essence lies in me­chan­i­cal horol­ogy, a field that tends to lean to­wards mas­culin­ity. At first look, the barrel can be seen hand-en­graved with a rosette mo­tif and over­lapped at 12 o’clock by a dainty off­set dial in nat­u­ral white mother-of-pearl, finely adorned with hand-crafted en­gine-turned “Clou de Paris” hob­nail­ing. It is en­cased in 18k rose gold with del­i­cately fluted case­band and a bezel set with 68 bril­liant-cut di­a­monds.

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