The new Breguet Marine watches Marine 5517, Marine Chronographe 5527, and Marine Alarme Musicale 5547 now come with titanium bracelets as well as cases, adding robust and light performance to the collection.
Titanium is the ideal metal for resistance to salty air and corrosion, which is of particular advantage in a marine environment,
Breguet has paired the titanium with a sunburst slate-gray dial in gold. Many details of the collection have been inspired by the seafaring world, recalling the title of Chronometer-maker to the French Royal Navy bestowed upon Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1815.
Breguet Marine 5517
Breguet uses self-winding manufacture calibers precision-tested in six different positions. The Marine 5517 with date display runs on the 777A caliber, the Marine Chronographe 5527 is powered by a 582QA caliber, while the Marine Alarme Musicale 5547 incorporates the 519F caliber, and includes an alarm function, a display for a second timezone, and the date.
The titanium bracelet and case feature a satin-brushed finish while the bezel has been polished, which creates different light effects and subtle contrasts. The Breguet style also stands out for its readability. Several details in the Marine dial have been inspired by the seafaring world. The second-hand counterweight bears the new for 2019 ZB GCM ALO maritime signal flag corresponding to Breguet’s initial.
Breguet Marine Chronographe 5527
The polished and faceted open-tipped Breguet hands contrast with the sunburst slate-gray background. For use at night, the open tips of the hands and the five-minute markings above the polished Roman numerals are coated with luminescent material.
Breguet Marine Alarme Musicale 5547
The Marine Alarme Musicale is equipped with a self-winding 519F/1 caliber of 376 pieces. Given the energy needed to sound the alarm, the caliber is powered by two barrels, one for the movement of the watch, and another for the alarm function. A push button placed at 8 o’clock makes it easy to activate or deactivate the alarm function.
When the alarm is enabled, a marine bell will appear in an opening at 12 o’clock under the Breguet signature. Both the time of the watch and the alarm function can be set without either interfering with the other. Finally, the power-reserve indicator of the alarm function is located on the dial between the numerals [X and XII. The caliber allows the display of a second timezone and the date, adjustable in both directions, without changing the reference time or the alarm. The sapphire-crystal case back shows the finishes of the movement, which are common to all calibers in the Marine collection. On the caliber bars, the Cotes de Genéve enhanced by guilloche design call to mind a ship’s deck boards. The design of a rudder is found on the gold rotor. Each caliber is numbered individually and signed Breguet. Finally, the words Horloger de la Marine (Chronometer-maker to the Navy) are engraved on the case back. The titanium Marine by Breguet is ready to face the seas and ocean spray.
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