I found fake Breguet’s Tradition Quantième Rétrograde 7597 especially impressive as it combines inspiration from the historical “souscription” pocket replica watches created by Abraham-Louis Breguet around 1797 with state-of-the-art attributes of today. From the shape of the bridges to the para-chute shock-absorber system, the size of the balance and the wheels, the components hearken back to the historical “souscription” Swiss replica watches. Inside the 40-mm white-gold case is the modern 505Q automatic movement, which has a 50-hour power reserve and is equipped with an inverted lever escapement and silicon horns as well as a silicon Breguet balance spring. This material’s properties include corrosion and wear resistance, insensitivity to magnetic fields and enhanced timekeeping precision. A look through the sapphire caseback reveals a gold oscillating weight whose shape refers to the one on the perpetuelle top fake watch created by Breguet in 1780.
I am drawn to the strong contrast displayed by the monochrome blue applied to the dial and the anthracite-clad movement. Also eye-catching is the dial’s handsome hand-guilloché clous de Paris motif. The multi-level blued steel hand that sweeps smoothly over the mechanism has been specially developed for added appeal. And completing the ensemble is a midnight blue alligator leather strap with a gold pin buckle.