Based on traditional watchmaking values, Breguet Marine watches never stray too far away from what they know best. Their closely guarded techniques and time honoured manufacturing methods have shaped the company for over 240 years – their designs ever as strong and bold. The Marine watch collection as its namesake suggests, is perfectly equipped to face challenges out at sea – the first models of which were created for the French marines who were in need of a legible and reliable instrument to help with navigational purposes when out at sea. Breguet’s Marine watches served an indispensable tools for completing some of their most important and life-threatening tasks. Marine watches by Breguet are equipped with a number of innovative materials and are composed from a unique blend of robust materials. Choosing from this selection of materials ensures that each timepiece promises endurance and accuracy when strapped to the wrist.
Breguet Marine watches are sporty yet traditional. They therefore appeal to lovers of modern design as well as classic watch collectors. The designs feature clear, spacious dials that have been achieved through hand engraving and engine tuning techniques. The guilloche textured surfaces are swirled in the middle, allowing the hour tracks and the famous Breguet hands to “pop” against the special surface. Breguet choose to complete their Marine watches on thick rubber straps which make a statement as well as serve on a practical level. Incredibly comfortable and perfect for drying off after being submerged under water, the straps secure to the wrist with a snug fit and have been completed with refined buckles made from gold to match the finish of their cases.
For those enthusiasts who normally tend to go for classic designs, Breguet Marine watches break away from the norm with slightly more modern aesthetics. The timepieces are flagship sports watches with a large robust case size, and its’ clear that acute attention to detail has been applied to all key areas, including the anti glare surface of their scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass lenses and their delicately carved hour indexes in traditional Roman numerals. The watch’s nod to the company’s rich heritage with a number of design elements that have been developed via original processes. Hand engraved movement decoration, quality testing and the strategically assembled components of every Breguet Marine watch are processes that are all considered of utmost importance when creating a timepiece from this special sporty collection.
Designs like the Breguet Marine Royale Alarm watch in 18ct rose gold are timepieces that offer a little more than the standard Marine design. An alarm feature can be activated on and off by the push piece at 8 o’clock, and can be set by the 4 o’clock button. The on/off indicator of the alarm is show in a light blue colour at the top of the dial, joining a power reserve indicator between 9 and 11 o’clock. The polished 18ct rose gold bezel is chiselled to reflect the masculine physique of the Marine’s case. Rose gold central hands with the iconic “moon” tipped decoration are visible against the black guilloche textured dial and the timeless Roman numeral hour track. This watch is undeniably a companion for those gentlemen that seek a little more than the Marine’s standard design but still want to look stylish and sporty no matter where the day takes them.