To celebrate 200 years since Abraham-Louis Breguet was appointed to make chronometer’s for the French Royal Navy by King Louis XVIII, Breguet has created a special 200 piece limited edition timepiece – the Marine Chronograph “200 Ans de Marine” 5823.
In 1815, Breguet designed marine chronometers that were importnat to determining a ship’s location at sea, and therefore they had to be accurate, and so they were mounted in wooden boxes with a gimbal suspension system to keep the timepieces level.
Today, the Marine collection pays homage to Breguet’s work with a contemporary timepiece measuring 42 mm in diameter and crafted from 950 platinum, and fully polished on all exterior surfaces. The dials feature intricate wave guilloche patterns, open-tipped Breguet hour and minute hands with lume, applied indexes and Roman numerals and uniqely, the chronograph features a central seconds counter.
Breguet’s automatic manufacture caliber 583Q/1, numbered and signed Breguet, powers the functions of the watch for up to 48-hours. The balance oscillates at 4Hz (28,800 vph), has 24 jewels and features an inveterate in-line lever escapement with silicon pallets, an annular balance on a flat spring and it has been adjusted in six positions. The bridges have been finished with Geneva stripes and beveled edges, perlage on the mainplate and a black/rhodiumed 18-carat gold engine turned oscillating weight.
The Breguet Marine Chronographe “200 Ans De Mariner” 5823 is paired with a black rubber strap that has a diamond motif with a matching platinum buckle. Water-resistance is 100 meters. Limited to 200 pieces worldwide. (Ref. 5823PT/H2/5ZU) The retail price is $54.300. Available Fall 2015.
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