I am lusting over this Breguet Marine 5847BB with rubber strap and it keeps calling my name..! Any comments or thoughts on this lovely piece..? Talk me into it please..!
Thanks a lot for taking the time for your thoughtful input . I am sorry about the pictures as I was not sure how to link like you just did but yes that is the one I am just about to pull the trigger on this week I think. Just recently bought my very first breguet the Traditional 7077BB and need to get it unwrapped soon and take a few better pictures of it..Again thanks..Post a picture of the watch you are talking about when making a post or starting a thread. It will help the conversation.
This is the watch:
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It's 44mm and a bit clunky for me. I have most of the Breguet Marine line (not sure how that happened), but not this one. However, it fills an interesting dressy dive watch role for Breguet that no other watch in their collection does. I could see it calling to someone, for sure. Very masculine, yet classy.
Contrary to a lot of people, I think the Breguet Marine line is really part of what high end men's watches have evolved into. They are sportier now, generally, and while there is always a place for traditional dress watches, it looks as though tastes have changed, moving a sports dress watch into the place where a traditional dress watch may have been worn (and still can be, of course!).
Please consider something like AP: During the recent downturn, Audemars Piguet actually increased their market share based almost solely on their Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore collections. People often speak as though AP has a weakness for relying on these two lines, both would have been considered sports watches in the past, and therefore limited in scope. However, it is the opposite, the Royal Oak is a modern dressy watch (the lines of what men wear having shifted towards a sporty look, you see), and the Offshore fills that modern sports watch line.
Rolex datejust/day-date, PP Nautilus/aquanaut, VC Overseas (look at the wg version), there are a lot of these kind of watches and they are very popular. The Breguet Marine line is a great example, and I think they are fantastic. All these sort of watches go very easily from boardroom to beach and back. The Marine line, particularly the 5817 big date, are very successful as their elegance is tempered with slightly stronger look than a traditional dress watch.
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Of course, the Breguet DNA is most apparent with their classique and la tradition lines, and these are wonderful as well.
White dial or do you mean silver dial and if that, I purchased it with a silver dial as that is the only one that appealed to me with the blued breguet hand. Yes I promise to one of these days do wrist shots like everyone else does here.. I am awaiting for this beauty to arrive before noon on friday..Did you get the white dial, or black?
Wrist shots of both Breguets, please!
It will be an awesome dress and sport duo.
Hahahahaha. You have way too much money Enjoy your watches in good health.Ok I just had to have this one..The Breguet Marine Royale 5847BB 45MM.. Ordered and on the way for overnight first thing in the morning delivery on FRIDAY..YES That will be two Breguets in the quiver..