THE QUINTESSENCE OF WATCHMAKING
Based on its exceptional heritage, Breguet has release a highly refined, white-gold version of the Marine 5827 Chronograph model, first launched in 2007.
With the Marine collection, Breguet likes to get out of its comfort zone. The traditional expertise of the firm is revisited to give its exceptional in-house mechanisms a resolutely sports-watch look. Like the other timepieces in the range, the Marine 5827 represents this watchmaking approach to perfection. On the agenda: a 42mm-wide white-gold fluted case, with a self-winding chronograph movement, numbered and signed by Breguet. The case is adorned with delicate Côtes de Genève stripes. A sculpted rotor drives the calibre mainspring.
The dial has a hand-made guilloché pattern, with a motif called waves, one of the brand’s signature patterns, along with the hands with their instantly recognisable open-tipped shapes and blued Roman numerals. The minute and second counter of the chronograph is displayed with the help of two central hands, one blue, the other silver. The hour counter sits alongside a date counter at 6 o’clock. The second hand, at 9 o’clock, shows that the mechanism is running smoothly. Wide wave-patterned monopushers control the chronograph. Like all Breguet watches, reading the time information is wonderfully simple.
And to give a contemporary touch to the Marine 5827, Breguet has combined this elegant watch case with a black rubber strap, highlighting the sports style. So don’t hesitate to wear this watch at work or at the weekend with your friends beside the sea.
Price: €30,700 breguet.com
By Dan Diaconu