Although I have lots of respect for Brequet (here is a boring story about the brand), I never put one on my long-term “want” list, where the Royal Oak Jumbo and Rolex Day-Date (ref.18239) still fight for a first place. Brequet is too classic, and the XX-models are also not what I am looking for in a watch. Anyway, I just read at Europastar that Brequet introduces their new Marine watch, the “Marine 5817”.

Here is what’s up:

The latest MARINE 5817 automatic introduces a new movement, a bigger case, a rubber strap and a redesigned dial to Breguet’s popular
sports model.

The Marine watches trace their ancestry to the chronometers A. -L. Breguet made for the French royal navy from 1815. Designed for reliability, they achieve their elegance through the modern application of
Breguet’s traditional aesthetic values.

The tough steel case has protected crown and increased water Рresistance. It holds a gold dial that is silvered or blued, and engine Рturned in the centre with a fine wave pattern. Facetted, open -tipped Breguet hands with luminous coating point to a chapter -ring of Roman numerals punctuated with luminous dots. Concern for clarity is also apparent in the centre-seconds and the large date with separate numbers at 6 o’clock.

The sapphire-crystal display-back reveals the superb finish of the automatic movement with its chamfered edges, blued-steel screws and its winding-rotor decorate d in the trademark wave pattern of the Marine
models.


Both the steel bracelet and the rubber strap highlight the uncompromising character of this watch on your wrist — bred from ancient traditions and executed with modern flair.

Brequet Marine

Some specs:

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Case: in steel with fluted caseband. Rounded horns welded to the case, with screw-pins to secure the strap. Engine-turned caseback with sapphire crystal. Screwlocked crown. Water-resistant to 100m.

Dial: in engine -turned and silvered 18K gold,
individually numbered and signed BREGUET. Chapter Рring with Roman hours and luminous points. Centreseconds. Large date at 6 o’clock. Facetted, open -tipped BREGUET hands in 18K gold, with applied luminous material.

Movement: automatic, 111?2-ligne, 35-jewel, Cal. 517GG, numbered and signed Breguet. 65 -hour power reserve. Engine-turned 18K gold rotor. Straight -line lever escapement. Monometallic, 4Hz balance -wheel. Adjusted in five positions.

Also available in 18K yellow gold.

Source: Europastar

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Robert-Jan Broer, born in 1977, watch collector and author on watches for over a decade. Founder of Fratello Watches in 2004.
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  • Aaaaahhh!!! If they had only forgoten the large date, it would have been beautifull…

  • shachar

    yes, I could have to agree with you

  • Beautiful watch. And I’m w/ Gerard. The large date fad is crass in my opinion.

    Chris
    http://amateureconblog.blogspot.com/

  • I contacted Breguet yesterday; they will just bring this model with large date window. No variation without a date…

    Pfff, that was luck – I was close to spending a lot of money.

    😉

    G.

  • BMS

    Have you seen it in the metal? The date is much less obtrusive than on the pic. Not sure about the lugs, though. And, of course, it’s somewhat pricey (12K+)for a sports (or sporty) SS watch …

    Apart from that, I had the same reaction as Robert-Jan when I saw it: maybe there’s more to Brequet than I thought. Like this spectacular XX in titanium with a carbon dial (my wife thinks it’s hideous) …

    Anyway: very nice blog!

  • Jan

    I like the Breguet a lot, but not the date at 6 o’clock unless it shows correct date for every month. Does it? JvE

  • Paul

    My wife bought me this watch for Christmas. It’s absolutely stunning. The date is not as obvious in reality – but great once you’re over 40! The most amazing thing is the way the light catches the “blued” hands and numerals – fantastic.

    My Patek is spending more time in the “tumble” and I’m looking forward to seeing how my Breguet handles the wet on holiday.