A Hands-On Look in the Expansion of This Breguet Marine Collection
This past year, Breguet chose to concentrate almost entirely on building out its Marine collection. There was, obviously, the habitual Reine de Naples inclusion, and two brand new Classique Extra-Plat versions, one having a tourbillon and one without, but there is no doubt that Breguet plans on making the Marine Collection its own headliner for 2018. Joining past year's Marchante Équation of Time 5887 are 3 brand new time-and-date just versions, three brand new chronographs, and also three brand new moment repeaters.
The Breguet Marine Marchante Équation of Time 5887
The decision to enlarge this collection is logical. As a brand which has a lot invested in its own legacy, there is just a lot of tourbillons and dual tourbillons you're able to release before collectors pick they need something somewhat less frenetic about the wrist. This expansion is not only a new style for Breguet; it is tied right into the foundation of this brand and its creator, Abraham-Louis Breguet, also. Way back in December of 1814, a royal decree named A.L. Breguet a part of their Bureau des Longitudes at Paris, a body which comprised astronomers, geophysicists, and physicists. About a year after, in October of 1815, Breguet was christened the official "Watchmaker to the Royal Navy" by King Louis XVIII of France. This was among the most prestigious names that a watchmaker could get awarded the onerous nature of marine horology. The association between Breguet along with the Navy continued after Breguet passed 1823 with his son Antoine-Louis continued to signify the marque for decades later.
Now, on the watches.
The chronograph versions, also called Marine Chronograph 5527, come in 3 distinct case substances: rose titanium, gold, and 18k white gold. The increased- and also the white-gold models feature a guilloché wave theme throughout the middle of the dial which may be recognizable if you recall that the 5887. The titanium version includes a gorgeous sunburst slate gray dial.
The moments counter is at 3 o'clock, the hours counter at 6 o'clock, and also the tiny seconds subdial at 9 o'clock. There is a date window between 4 and 5 o'clock. Each 42-mm version is separately numbered and signed by Breguet. The opinion features Roman numerals along with the faceted Breguet palms are made from gold and implemented with lume. The caseband is well fluted. The fundamental chronograph seconds hand is motivated by century-old maritime codes. All 3 models include either a leather or rubber strap. In the watches is your self-winding Caliber 582QA which has a 48-hour power book and an inverted inline lever escapement with silicon horns. In addition, it offers a silicon equilibrium spring.
The titanium version is priced at $22,600 and the white and rose gold are priced at $28,700.
Next up, the Marine Alarme Musicale 5547. This moment repeating trio follows exactly the exact same substance and dial layout mixes since the chronograph models using a guilloché wave dial to the white and rose gold variations and sunburst slate grey dial to the titanium. At 3 o'clock, there is an alarm subdial and, at 9 o'clock, a time-zone screen. It is possible to come across the alarm-activation sign within a aperture at 12 o'clock along with the date at 6 o'clock. Ultimately, there is a striking mechanism electricity book between 9 and 12 o'clock. Regardless of the watch being just 40 millimeters in diameter and also the huge array of indicators and functions on the dial, the watch is still surprisingly sober. It never fails to impress me Breguet can enhance its aesthetic in this consistent way.
The Breguet Marine Alarme Musicale 5547 in rose gold with a white dial.
Within the watch is your self-winding Caliber 519F/1 using a 45-hour power book, inverted in-lever escapement in silicon, and silicon equilibrium spring. All 3 models include either a leather or rubber strap.
The titanium version is priced at $28,600 and the white and rose gold versions are priced at $40,900.
Finally, the Marine 5517 is time-and-date just and comes at the exact same 3 substances and dial combinations. What's truly eye-catching is that despite how beautiful the guilloché wave dial is, the simple titanium grey model actually stands out as the sporty alternate with this particular collection. I am not proposing you put on your Breguet into the health club, but when there were the chance, lightweight titanium would not be the worst choice.
The Breguet Marine 5517 in titanium.
Within the watch is your mechanical self-winding Caliber 777A using a 55-hour power book, inverted inline lever escapement with silicon horns, and ion equilibrium spring.