Breguet Ladies Marine – Maritime Elegance

Breguet Ladies Marine
Reading Time: 6 minutes

The Breguet Ladies Marine embodies a desire to travel the seas, and be carried by the winds and currents. Breguet dedicates this collection to modern-day women explorers.

Breguet Ladies Marine

Leaning on a wealth of watchmaking know-how, the House of Breguet unveils the Marine watch collection for women, inspired by our oceans. As a specialist in guillochage (or engine-turning), Breguet has designed an original motif that reflects the flow of waves on the dial. The second hand, as one of several details echoing the marine world, is decorated with a maritime flag representing the initial of Breguet.

True to Breguet’s tradition, this collection combines refinement with technical performance. This watch beats to the rhythm of the self-winding 591A calibre, a manufacture movement 3.41 millimetres thick with a date display. The Marine will fit even the finest of wrists: flexible strap fasteners extend from the case with a diameter of less than 34 millimetres.
Available in steel as well as rose or white gold, the Marine also features precious variations, with the bezel ringed and illuminated by diamonds. For the gold models, the diamond setting is continued on the bevel of the rotor and the crown protection, bringing the total to 1.26 carats. Depending on the variant, the Marine dial is adorned with an ocean-blue lacquer with light reflections, or with polished or engine-turned mother-of-pearl.

A Craft Inspired by the Sea

The engine-turning artisans of the House of Breguet have created a unique design evoking the sea as it laps the shore. This pattern, called marea, or tide, incorporates curves; in contrast to the classic guilloche, which consists of straight lines and circles, the curves in this design capture the natural movement of the water. The development of the marea pattern took several months, including the manufacture of special cams for the engine-turning lathes. The artisans of the House of Breguet have made this demanding design come alive on mother-of-pearl, a particularly fragile material, which graces the dial and rotor of the movement for this collection.

Nautical Aesthetics

The new Breguet Marine collection for women is a celebration of the marine world in many aspects. The Roman numerals resemble nautical pennants. For use at night, the open tips of the hands, the five-minute markings, and the hour markers are coated with luminescent material.

The sapphire-crystal caseback shows the self-winding 591A calibre and its bars decorated with double engine-turned côtes de Genève calling to mind a ship’s deck boards. The words Horloger de la Marine (Chronograph-maker to the Navy) are engraved on the rim of the case, referring to the title of Chronometer-maker to the French Royal Navy bestowed upon Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1815.

Breguet has also reworked the flutes on the sides of the case. This new design, more distinct and spaced, lends the watch – barely one centimetre thick – a more daring look. The crown protection, diamond-set on gold pieces, appears like a wave at 3 o’clock. Screws in the shape of navigational markers provide a flexible hold for the strap fasteners.

Another motif – on the white rubber strap – created for the collection involves seagrass arabesques. This plant is known to be found on the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, and to help keep the water clean. This strap, for a sportier lifestyle look, is available alongside alligator leather straps in midnight blue or white, depending on the model. A sapphire cap marked with the letter ‘B’ for Breguet adorns the clasp of the folding buckle.

Beauties of the Sea

Marine Dame 9518 Diamond-Set in Rose or White Gold

The Marine is available set in white or rose gold, with dials enlivened by engine-turned mother-of-pearl in the marea style. The white-gold version is adorned with pale-blue mother-of-pearl, while the rose-gold variant features opaline mother-of-pearl. Depending on the model, the rotor is decorated with engine-turned mother-of-pearl of the same color and also inlaid. The bezel is illuminated by a setting of 50 brilliant-cut diamonds. Their sparkle extends to the strap fastenings and the crown protection.

Marine Dame 9517 in Steel and Marine Dame 9518 in Diamond-Set Steel

The House of Breguet also offers the Marine in steel and inlaid steel. The dials of these models are done in natural opaline mother-of-pearl or marbled blue lacquer, animated by clearer volutes reminiscent of the white-horses of the sea – or a starlit night sky, which was used for navigation in former times. To achieve this decor, the artisan applies a clear lacquer on the still liquid azure material. When they come into contact, the colours marbleize and create a unique image, thus rendering each piece exclusive. Visible by the sapphire-crystal caseback, the rotor bears the engine-turned marea motif in mother-of-pearl – in azure or white, depending on the shade of the dial. The bezel of the inlaid-steel variant is enlivened by 60 brilliant-cut diamonds.

As early as in the 18th century, Abraham-Louis Breguet created watches for daring women. Today, dedicated to the modern adventurer, the Marine by Breguet evokes an exhilarating sense of adventure at sea.

Breguet Marine Dame 9518

REF. 9518BR/52/984 D000

Case:

Ref. 9518BR52984D000
Ref. 9518BR52984D000
  • Round, rose-gold case (18 carats) with a fluted caseband.
  • Sapphire-crystal caseback.
  • Bezel set with 50 diamonds weighing approximately 1.165 carats.
  • Crown protection set with 6 diamonds.
  • Diameter 33.80 millimetres.
  • Water-resistant to 5 bar (50 meters).

Dial:

  • White mother-of-pearl, engine-turned in the marea style.
  • Individually numbered and signed Breguet.
  • Luminescent hour markers and markings.
  • Faceted open-tipped gold Breguet hands with luminescent material.
  • Second hand in the center.
  • Date at 3 o’clock.
  • Date window in gold.

Movement:

  • Mechanical self-winding movement, numbered and signed Breguet.
  • 11½ lignes. 25 jewels.
  • Calibre 591A with indication of date.
  • 38-hour power reserve.
  • Rotor in 18-carat gold decorated with engine-turned mother-of-pearl, set with 31 diamonds.
  • Frequency 4 hertz.
  • Silicon in-line Swiss lever escapement.
  • Flat balance spring in silicon.
  • Breguet balance wheel.
  • 219 components including the diamonds on the rotor.

Strap:

  • Leather strap with a gold buckle.

Also available with a rubber strap: Reference 9518BR/52/584 D000

Also available in white gold: Reference 9518BB/V2/984 D000

Also available in white gold with a rubber strap: Reference 9518BB/V2/584 D000

 

Breguet Marine Dame 9517 Specifications

REF. 9517ST/5W/584

Case:

Ref. 9518ST5W584D000
Ref. 9518ST5W584D000
  • Round steel case with fluted caseband.
  • Sapphire-crystal caseback.
  • Diameter 33.80 millimetres.
  • Water-resistant to 5 bar (50 meters).

Dial:

  • White mother-of-pearl.
  • Individually numbered and signed Breguet.
  • Luminescent hour markers and markings.
  • Faceted open-tipped gold Breguet hands with luminescent material.
  • Second hand in the centre.
  • Date at 3 o’clock.
  • Date window in gold.

Movement:

  • Mechanical self-winding movement, numbered and signed Breguet.
  • 11½ lignes. 25 jewels.
  • Caliber 591A with indication of date.
  • 38-hour power reserve.
  • Rotor in 18-carat gold decorated with engine-turned mother-of-pearl.
  • Frequency 4 hertz.
  • Silicon in-line Swiss lever escapement.
  • Flat balance spring in silicon.
  • Breguet balance wheel. 188 components.

Strap:

  • Rubber strap with a steel buckle.

Also available with a leather strap: Reference 9517ST/5W/984

Also available with a blue lacquer dial and a rubber strap: Reference 9517ST/E2/584

Also available with a blue lacquer dial and a leather strap: Reference 9517ST/E2/984

 

Breguet Marine Dame 9518 Specifications

REF. 9518ST/E2/984 D000

Case:

Ref. 9518STE2984D000
Ref. 9518STE2984D000
  • Round steel case with fluted caseband.
  • Sapphire-crystal caseback.
  • Bezel set with 60 diamonds weighing approximately 0.846 carats.
  • Diameter 33.80 millimetres.
  • Water-resistant to 5 bar (50 meters).

Dial:

  • Blue lacquer.
  • Individually numbered and signed Breguet.
  • Luminescent hour markers and markings.
  • Faceted open-tipped gold Breguet hands with luminescent material.
  • Second hand in the centre.
  • Date at 3 o’clock.
  • Date window in gold.

Movement:

  • Mechanical self-winding movement, numbered and signed Breguet.
  • 11½ lignes. 25 jewels.
  • Calibre 591A with indication of date.
  • 38-hour power reserve.
  • Rotor in 18-carat gold decorated with engine-turned mother-of-pearl.
  • Frequency 4 hertz.
  • Silicon in-line Swiss lever escapement.
  • Flat balance spring in silicon.
  • Breguet balance wheel.
  • 188 components.

Strap:

  • Leather strap with a steel buckle.

Also available with a rubber strap: Reference 9518ST/E2/584 D000

Also available with a white mother-of-pearl dial: Reference 9518ST/5W/984 D000

Also available with a white mother-of-pearl dial and a rubber strap: Reference 9518ST/5W/584 D000

 

For more information, please visit the Breguet Watches Website.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.