Breguet Marine – Robust and light in Titanium

Breguet Marine
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The Marine affirms its sporty elegance. From case to bracelet, the Breguet watches Marine 5517, Marine Chronographe 5527, and Marine Alarme Musicale 5547 feature a titanium design.

The three titanium models in the Marine collection are now available with bracelets of the same material, adding robust and light properties to this collection. Breguet pairs the titanium with a sunburst slate-grey dial in gold. The sobriety of these shades of grey underlines the contemporary design of the Marine.

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. In its continuous quest for reliability, the House of Breguet uses self-winding manufacture calibres precision-tested in six different positions. The Marine 5517 with date display beats to the rhythm of the 777A calibre, the Marine Chronographe 5527 comes with a 582QA calibre, while the Marine Alarme Musicale 5547 incorporates the 519F calibre, and includes an alarm function, a display for a second-time-zone, and the date.

Ref.5517TIG2TZ0
Ref.5517TIG2TZ0

Titanium Performance

Titanium provides resistance to salty air and corrosion, which is of particular interest to anyone in a marine environment while ensuring that the watch is both light in weight and robust. The artisans have applied their know-how to designing the titanium bracelet with a satin-brushed finish for each of its links. Such a watchmaking finish demands of the artisans an absolute mastery of their craft so as to obtain perfectly homogeneous micro-grooving. Its case is also satin-brushed, while the bezel has been polished, which creates different light effects and subtle contrasts.

Essential Readability

The Breguet style stands out for its readability and originality. Several details in the Marine dial have been inspired by the seafaring world. The second-hand counterweight bears the maritime signal flag corresponding to Breguet’s initial. The brilliance of the polished and faceted open-tipped Breguet hands contrasts with the sunburst slate-grey 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. In this composition of a harmonious sobriety, the counter numerals and the Breguet signature take on a shade of white.

Ref. 5527TIG2TW0
Ref. 5527TIG2TW0

Exceptional Caliber

The Marine Alarme Musicale is equipped with a self-winding 519F/1 calibre of 376 pieces. Given the energy needed to sound the alarm, the calibre has two barrels – one for the movement of the watch, and another for the alarm function. Both wind up simultaneously during self-winding, or in series during manual winding. A pushbutton 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 IX and XII. The calibre allows the display of a second-time-zone and the date, adjustable in both directions, without changing the reference time or the alarm.

The sapphire-crystal caseback shows the finishes of the movement, which are common to all calibres in the Marine collection. On the calibre bars, the côtes de Genève enhanced by guilloche design call to mind a ship’s deck boards. The design of a rudder is found on the gold rotor. Each calibre is numbered individually and signed Breguet. Finally, the words Horloger de la Marine (Chronometer-maker to the Navy) are engraved on the caseback.

Ref. 5547TIG2TZ0
Ref. 5547TIG2TZ0

Elegant and sporty in its shades of grey, the titanium Marine by Breguet is ready to face the seas and ocean spray.

Chronometer-Maker to the Royal Navy

In 1815, King Louis XVIII of France recognized the exceptional qualities of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s marine chronometers, appointing him Chronometer-maker to the French Royal Navy. From that point on, the success of the royal expeditions was in part dependent on the reliability of the Breguet naval clocks – both a great honor and a heavy responsibility. In 1840, a Breguet instrument was the first timepiece to reach the Antarctic, with the Jules Dumont d’Urville expedition. The connection between the House of Breguet and the seafaring world has been a constant theme for two centuries.

 

Breguet Marine 5517 Specifications

REF. 5517TI/G2/TZ0

Case:

Ref.5517TIG2TZ0
Ref.5517TIG2TZ0
  • Titanium with fluted caseband.
  • Sapphire-crystal caseback.
  • Diameter 40 millimetres.
  • Thickness 11.50 millimetres.
  • Water-resistant to 10 bar (100 meters).

Dial:

  • Sunburst slate-grey dial in gold.
  • Individually numbered and signed Breguet.
  • Hours chapter with Roman numerals and luminescent markings.
  • Faceted open-tipped gold Breguet hands with luminescent material.
  • Second hand in the centre.
  • Date at 3 o’clock.

Movement:

  • Mechanical self-winding movement, caliber 777A.
  • 15 lignes.
  • 26 jewels.
  • Numbered and signed Breguet.
  • 55-hour power reserve.
  • Rotor in 18-carat gold.
  • 179 components.
  • Reverse in-line lever escapement with silicon horns.
  • Frequency 4 hertz.
  • Balance spring in silicon.

Bracelet:

  • Titanium.

Breguet Marine Chronographe 5527 Specifications

REF. 5527TI/G2/TW0

Case:

Ref. 5527TIG2TW0
Ref. 5527TIG2TW0
  • Titanium with fluted caseband.
  • Sapphire-crystal caseback.
  • Diameter 42.3 millimetres.
  • Thickness 13.85 millimetres.
  • Water-resistant to 10 bar (100 meters).

Dial:

  • Sunburst slate-gray dial in gold.
  • Individually numbered and signed Breguet.
  • Hours chapter with Roman numerals and luminescent markings.
  • Minute counter at 3 o’clock, hours at 6 o’clock, and small seconds at 9 o’clock.
  • Date window between 4 and 5 o’clock.
  • Faceted open-tipped gold Breguet hands with luminescent material.
  • Chronograph hand in the center.

Movement:

  • Mechanical self-winding movement, caliber 582QA.
  • 13½ lignes.
  • 28 jewels.
  • Numbered and signed Breguet.
  • 48-hour power reserve.
  • Rotor in 18-carat gold.
  • 346 components.
  • Reverse in-line lever escapement with silicon horns.
  • Frequency 4 hertz.
  • Balance spring in silicon.

Bracelet:

  • Titanium.

Breguet Marine Alarme Musicale 5547

REF. 5547TI/G2/TZ0

Case:

Ref. 5547TIG2TZ0
Ref. 5547TIG2TZ0
  • Titanium with fluted caseband.
  • Sapphire-crystal caseback.
  • Diameter 40 millimetres.
  • Thickness 13.05 millimetres.
  • Water-resistant to 5 bar (50 meters).

Dial:

  • Sunburst slate-grey dial in gold.
  • Individually numbered and signed Breguet.
  • Hours chapter with Roman numerals and luminescent markings.
  • Secondary dials for the alarm function at 3 o’clock and time zone indicator at 9 o’clock.
  • Indicator of alarm activation at 12 o’clock, and a date window at 6 o’clock.
  • Power-reserve indicator for striking mechanism between 9 and 12 o’clock.
  • Faceted open-tipped gold Breguet hands with luminescent material.
  • Second hand in the centre.

Movement:

  • Mechanical self-winding movement, caliber 519F/1.
  • 12 lignes.
  • 36 jewels.
  • Numbered and signed Breguet.
  • 45-hour power reserve.
  • Rotor in 18-carat gold.
  • 376 components.
  • Reverse silicon in-line lever escapement.
  • Frequency 4 hertz. Balance spring in silicon.

Bracelet:

  • Titanium.

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