Breguet’s latest marine collection is a dive into luxury and precision

Watches

Breguet is expanding its Marine collection, which has served as the company’s nod to sportier, luxury designs tied to its maritime heritage. We take a look at the latest entrants, the Marine Chronograph 5529 and Marine Dame 9518, which are set to continue this tradition with a series of updated features and embellishments.

Marine Chronograph 5529

The Marine Chronograph 5529 builds on the 2018 updates to the Marine series, offering both substance and style in a luxury sports watch. Available in either 18k white or rose gold, the 42.3mm case maintains a standard 30m water-resistance and features the line’s signature fluted caseband.

Noteworthy in this model are the 90 baguette-cut diamonds adorning the bezel, chosen for their clean lines and somewhat understated elegance compared to more traditional cuts.

The functionality of the Chronograph 5529 is marked by a dark blue, hand-guilloché dial that features a wavy pattern reminiscent of the ocean waves. This aesthetic is paired with practical elements like luminous Roman numeral hour markers and a date window strategically placed at 4:30 for easy viewing.

Its automatic flyback chronograph movement, the calibre 582 QA, ensures reliability and precision beneath its luxurious exterior. The watch is finished with a choice between a midnight-blue leather or rubber strap, both fitted with a triple-blade folding clasp that subtly echoes the shape of a ship’s wheel.

The Marine Chronograph 5529 is priced at approximately AU$208,000.


Marine Dame 9518

For those who prefer a smaller, yet equally impressive timepiece, the Marine Dame 9518 offers an elegant alternative. This model comes in a 33.8mm stainless steel case, enhanced with 50 brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel, radiating a distinct brilliance. Available with either a silver or blue sunburst dial, the Dame 9518 caters to a variety of tastes while maintaining the collection’s maritime flair.

The dial of the Marine Dame is particularly striking, featuring eight diamond markers that are elegantly framed in white gold, accompanied by three luminescent pennant-style Roman numerals that ensure legibility in various lighting conditions. The heart of the watch beats with the slim automatic calibre 591A, boasting a 38-hour power reserve. This model is also designed with practicality in mind, equipped with a durable 3-link integrated stainless steel bracelet and a secure triple-blade folding clasp.

The Breguet Marine Dame 9518 is available in Australia for around AUD 38,500, making it a luxurious yet accessible entry into the world of high-end watches.

These latest additions to the Breguet Marine collection encapsulate the blend of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design that the brand is celebrated for. With their refined aesthetics and robust features, the Chronograph 5529 and Dame 9518 are likely to appeal to watch enthusiasts who seek both functionality and luxury in their timepieces.

The Marine 9518 is priced at $43,400.

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