Focus: Breguet

Marine Alarme Musicale 5547

CASE : titanium, rose gold or white gold, fluted caseband, sapphire caseback, screw-lock crown, water-resistant to 50m


MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding (Caliber 519F, 45h power reserve), silicon balance-spring

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, seconds, date, alarm, 2nd time zone

STRAP : rubber or leather, folding clasp

Marine 5517
Available in titanium, rose gold or white gold, with gold dial (sunburst slate grey or guilloché silver or blue)

The spirit of maritime exploration

It took no less than four models available in titanium, white or rose gold to form the flotilla of the third-generation Marine collection by Breguet, and thereby pay tribute to its founder who was appointed watchmaker to the French Royal Navy in 1815. What a responsibility when one recalls that marine chronometers were the equivalent of our modern-day GPS trackers ! He made 80 of them during his lifetime. Above and beyond his watchmaking genius, Abraham-Louis Breguet was well aware of these phenomena, as proved by his invention of the tourbillon. The new Marine collection is distinguished by its aesthetic approach to the countless nautical references : hour-markers trapezeshaped like nautical pennants, a fluted case pattern inspired by docks, a maritime symbol on the seconds hand, a folding clasp shaped like a ship’s wheel, and even the screws ! Alongside the self-winding model and the alarm and GMT watch presented here, the 2018 vintage also includes a chronograph and a running equation of time model.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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