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

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:

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