A maritime heritage combining sport and elegance
Focus on Breguet Marine, Classique double tourbillon 5345 Quai de l’Horloge Quai de l’Horloge and Tourbillon Equation Marchante
In mild or large waves, in the eyes of a storm or when gliding on a calm sea, it unswervingly moves towards the same vision of precision, technical performance and sporty elegance. “It” is the Marine series. Three exquisite new models have been added this year, continuing to celebrate Breguet’s tradition in the field of marine timekeeping. Since Abraham-Louis Breguet was appointed as watchmaker of the Royal Navy by King Louis XVIII of France in 1815, the long-term relationship between the brand and the maritime world has been cultivated. At the time, marine timers were crucial to the fleet because they enabled them to calculate the position of ships at sea. As mature airborne instruments, they must be both robust and accurate, especially under the harsh conditions associated with the continuous movement of ships. The founder of the House of Breguet is highly regarded in the European Court of Justice for his many watchmaking inventions. He is especially famous for developing excellent marine chronometers installed on the gimbal suspension system, regardless of the pitch or roll of the aircraft. Can maintain a stable horizontal position. ferry.
Discover, escape, take risks
Two centuries later, Breguet was inspired by exploration, escapism and adventurous spirit, enriched the Marine series with three timepieces, continuing its technical and aesthetic epic. Marine 5517, 5527 and 5547 models are therefore interpreted as versions with confident sports characteristics. What do they have in common? The watch case is made of titanium. This material ensures robustness and resistance to sea wind and corrosion. Not to mention the unparalleled lightness, which brings the best comfort to the wrist.
The elegant and refined Ref?erence 5517 is equipped with a three-hand display with date indication; model 5527 highlights the readability of the “flyback” chronograph function. The hands are displayed by a large central hand with three counters at 3 o’clock. Between 9 o’clock and 9 o’clock, the chronograph minutes, hours and small seconds are displayed; and Reference 5547 has an alarm clock function and dual time indication.
All three variants are powered by an internal self-winding movement, equipped with a gold oscillating weight and innovative silicon technology for the escapement and hairspring. Sleek aesthetics emphasizes the guarantee of performance, and emphasizes Breguet’s classic aesthetic criteria through some modern styles. The marine blue dials of Marine 5517, Marine Chronogra?phe 5527 and Marine Alarme Musicale 5547 are all decorated with hand-made sunburst finishes.
All three models are equipped with a Roman numeral scale ring with luminous markings, the famous Breguet faceted gold open hands and a central hand with subtle marine details. These nuanced combinations are paired with leather or rubber straps or titanium bracelets, perfectly showing elegance, dynamics and impeccable performance.
The revolution continues
Despite celebrating its 220th anniversary this year, the famous tourbillon still exudes amazing vigor and vitality! Developed by Abraham-Louis Breguet and patented on June 26, 1801-according to the current republican calendar in France after the Great Revolution, that is, Messi years and July-this ingenious complex function that violates the laws of physics has existed for centuries, and Continue to turn around to today. It must be said that this mechanism aimed at compensating for the adverse effects of gravity on the accuracy of the movement is more active in the world of haute horology than ever before. In view of Abraham Louis Breguet (Abraham? Louis Breguet) only applied for a ten-year patent, since the end of the quartz crisis, many watch brands have adopted this powerful regulator. despite this,
A living legend
Although it has been the object of countless iterations, this mechanism continues to inspire watchmakers who have not yet issued a final decision on this topic. Breguet has not yet exhausted the potential of this revolutionary mechanism in all respects. It has been reinterpreted repeatedly over several generations, and it occupies the supreme position in the brand’s recent works. The brand may have the largest tourbillon series in the watch industry? The bold and sporty tourbillon is the core of Marine Tourbillon Equation Marchante 5887, a super-complex model with additional perpetual calendar and time equation indication. It also appeared in Classique Tourbillon Extra-plat automatique 5367, which has several versions. Two particularly simple iterations chose the traditional “Grand Feu” enamel dial. The skeletonized version reveals the secret of its inner workings in the scene design driven by Calibre 581, which is Ma?son’s thinnest tourbillon movement, with a thickness of only 3 mm. The tourbillon is located between 4 o’clock and 6 o’clock. It is mounted in a titanium alloy bracket with a custom-designed escapement and a Breguet balance wheel with silicon hairspring.
Classique Double Tourbil?lon 5345 Quai de l’Horloge combines superb technology and superb aesthetics. It is known for its handmade guilloche movement. Two tourbillons drive the entire base plate through a central differential. The fascinating performance performed in this caliber is one of Breguet’s most complicated performances in history. Complex but also highly symbolic. The adjustment mechanism of this timepiece is not only technically very similar to the original works of Abraham Louis Breguet, but also engraved “Maison du Quai de l’Horloge” on the back of the movement, which is an ancient building located in the city center. . Located on the Île de la Cité at 39 Quai de l’Horloge in Paris, the master watchmaker has lived and worked there since 1775. Within these walls, he made major watchmaking inventions such as the gong of the minute repeater in 1783; the “Breguet balance spring” in 1795; and most importantly, the legendary tourbillon was patented in 1801. History buffs will appreciate this beautiful tribute to the origins of the incredible heritage left by the founder of the brand.