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Breguet Marine - an Icon in a New Design

Breguet presents with the latest Marine collection three functionally different models in three different material versions.

Navigation and Accurate Timekeeping

To know the exact time was nowhere more important than on the high seas. While punctuality is an act of courtesy onshore, the wrong time inevitably led to disorientation onboard a ship. The exact time that has passed since departing a port was essential to determine the position of the vessel. Erroneous navigation due to inaccurate timekeeping would bring the fleet into great trouble or could even lead to a disaster. The construction and manufacture of marine chronometers was thus the pinnacle of watchmaking. The Marine collection pays tribute to the honorary title “Chronometer-maker to the Royal Navy“, which was awarded to Abrahm-Louis Breguet by the King of France, and to the tradition-rich heritage of marine chronometers that were built during that time.

Breguet Marine 5517

The hour circle with Roman numerals and the date window at 3 o’clock typify the Marine 5517 as model of the latest collection. The numerals as well as the characteristic round hoop near the tip of the so-called pomme hands are coated with luminescent Super-Luminova material. The elegant seconds hand bears a “B” as counterweight, which is a reinterpreted version of the corresponding maritime flag. The Marine 5517 has a distinctive diameter of 40 millimeters and is water-resistant to a pressure corresponding to a water depth of 100 meters. Self-winding caliber 777A is visible through the sapphire crystal case back. Its hand-guilloche pattern is reminiscent of a ship’s deck.

Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527

Maritime attributes characterize as well the appearance of the 42.3 millimeters large chronograph. Here it is the chronograph seconds hand that bears the stylized “B” flag as counterweight—creating a visually beautiful interplay with the typical pomme-style hour and minute hands. The chronograph’s counters are closely arranged: the minute counter is located at 3 o’clock and the hour counter at 6 o’clock. The small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock can be clearly distinguished by its size. The date display is positioned between 4 and 5 o’clock and underscores the sporty touch of the Breguet Marine Chronograph. The model in titanium with a gray dial is worn on a black natural rubber strap. The blue dial of the white gold version and the silver dial of the 18k rose gold version are enriched by a sophisticated hand-guilloche pattern.

Breguet Marine Alarme Musicale 5547

A little ship’s bell appears discreetly through a round opening below the Breguet lettering at 12 o’clock. It signalizes that the striking mechanism of the Breguet Marine Alarme Musicale is triggered. The set alarm time is indicated on a 24-hour subdial located at 9 o’clock. At the corresponding time, an acoustic signal will sound, waking up the wearer of the watch or reminding him of an important date. The striking mechanism’s power reserve is indicated by a small hand between 9 and 12 o’clock. With a second time zone display at 3 o’clock and a date display at 6 o’clock, the Breguet Marine Alarme Musicale 5547 masters two further horological challenges.

"The Marine collection from Breguet expresses the great importance of accurate timekeeping for the life-threatening challenge of navigation at sea."

Varied choice of case versions

All models of the new Marine collection are available in white and rose gold. The dials are embellished by matching wave patterns. They are done individually by hand through engine-turning, also known as guilloche. The alligator skin straps are fitted with folding clasps in the corresponding precious metal while the titanium version has a slate gray dial with a sunburst pattern and a black natural rubber strap with a titanium folding clasp. Titanium is not only particularly light, but it is also extremely resistant to salty air and corrosion. Thus the perfect fit for the maritime theme.

Breguet and Race for Water

The Race for Water Foundation fights against the pollution of oceans by plastic waste. Water is a natural resource that is vital for life. However, it is under massive threat from plastic pollution and must be protected. The Race for Water Foundation has initiated fundamental research on the ecological balance of the oceans. It now teams up with Breguet to raise awareness of the pollution of oceans by plastic waste. For this purpose, a vessel embarks for the first time on a journey around the world with some 35 stopovers to present already existing, innovative solutions to transform plastic waste into energy resources. The Race for Water Expedition gives scientists and decision-makers the opportunity to share their learnings on the need to preserve water, humanity’s most precious resource.

Available now at Wempe

The new Breguet Marine timepieces are available now at Wempe. Head to your nearest showroom and let yourself be impressed. We eagerly await your visit.