During the “Time To Move” occasion , which gathered six of the most esteemed brands of the Swatch Group, the superstar for Breguet was the genuinely great Skeleton rendition of the Ultra-Thin Automatic Tourbillon . This wasn’t the solitary oddity and the brand likewise presented an advancement of its newly upgraded Marine collection. This year, it becomes significantly sportier, as the Marine 5517 , Marine Chronographe 5527, and Marine Alarme Musicale 5547 are presently accessible in full titanium, bracelet included.
The Marine collection by Breguet is an advanced vision of the watches made by A.L. Breguet at the time he was Chronometer-Maker to the Royal Navy – a title given to him by King Louis XVIII of France in 1815. For more than twenty years, the Breguet Marine collection was situated as an advanced, more hearty and marginally sportier vision of the brand’s style. In 2018, the brand presented a totally changed collection, comprising three models – Marine 5517, Marine Chronographe 5527, and Marine Alarme Musicale 5547 – accessible in gold or titanium, either on elastic or crocodile straps.
For 2019, each of the three models present a full-titanium look, including the bracelet. Altogether reasonableness, this isn’t a particularly amazing move from the brand, considering the raison d’être of this watch and the demand for full-metal watches (particularly for warm nations or more damp areas where metal is more comfortable). What is seriously amazing, nonetheless, is to see a full-metal watch from Breguet. There have been a few models in the past without a doubt, yet consistently in low volumes. Breguet watches are all the more often seen on lashes in keeping with their exquisite nature.
The result, accessible on the 3-hand Marine 5517, the Marine Chronographe 5527 and the Marine Alarme Musicale 5547, is lovely, as long as you acknowledge having the name Breguet composed on the dial of a particularly strong, energetic and ground-breaking watch. The bracelet is completely coordinated into the case and is measured by the distance across of the watch – 20mm wide on the 5517 and 5547 with 40mm cases, and 22mm wide on the 5527 Chronograph, with its 42.3mm diameter.
The decision for titanium is, then again, amazingly astute. As “marine-oriented” watches intended to be worn on a ship’s deck or to withstand a sprinkle of pungent water, the decision of titanium and its extraordinary protection from consumption bodes well. Second, everything comes down to comfort and since titanium is a lot lighter than steel … Thus, these three references, notwithstanding being full-metal models and rather huge, wear comfortably. This bracelet includes a triple collapsing clasp.
The rest is natural and indistinguishable from the past Marine references on elastic or croc ties. The cases are brushed and cleaned, the dial is just accessible in sunburst dark with applied, glowing Roman numerals – which upgrades the metallic look. Driving these watches are in-house programmed developments with lovely design, including a pleasantly formed rotor and scaffolds enhanced with a particular example: guilloched Geneva stripes, suggestive of wooden decks on a boat. All watches are water-impervious to 100m, aside from the Marine Alarme Musicale 5547 that, due to its ringing capacity, is appraised to 50m. Any remaining specs stay indistinguishable from the watches we audited here and here .
These watches will before long be accessible in stores, at the accompanying prices:
- Breguet Marine 5517 titanium bracelet ref. 5517TI/G2/TZ0 – CHF 19,400
- Breguet Marine Chronographe 5527 titanium bracelet ref. 5527TI/G2/TW0 – CHF 23,500
- Breguet Marine Alarme Musicale 5547 titanium bracelet ref. 5547TI/G2/TZ0 – CHF 30,400
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