BREGUET – Marine Chronographe “200 ans de Marine” 5823

The marine chronometer was an essential piece of kit on ships in the 18th and 20th centuries. Its accuracy enabled it to determine longitude and therefore calculate the ship’s position. Appointed to the prestigious post of Royal Navy Watchmaker in 1815 by Louis XVIII, Abraham-Louis Breguet designed countless marine chronometers over the course of his career. 200 years on, the brand of the same name has paid tribute to him with a limited edition of 200 pieces. The 42mm platinum case houses a self-winding movement fuelling the time, date and chronograph functions. The matt black dial features Roman hour numerals and a minute track on the chapter ring beneath openwork Breguet “pomme” hour and minute hands. The chronograph seconds and minutes both appear in the centre whilst the hour counter at 6 o’ clock sits atop the date display. Price: 53’000 CHF

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