Making amazing timepieces since around 1810, Breguet has designed watches with a seconds hand that starts and stops on demand, and also a unique timepiece that had a brilliant inking chronograph. The founder, Abraham-Louis earned the coveted honor of chronometer maker for the French Royal Navy, and of course, established the Marine collection.
As the collection has grown so have the design codes used for the intricate timepieces. The new Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527 Titanium Watch is the latest in the line and features a 42.3mm diameter case and a very distinctive bracelet lug. The design of the timepiece is remarkable with the fluting on the case band and wave decor that surrounds the crown, and the exquisite adornment of the large letter “B”. The case itself is water resistant to 100 meters/330 feet and has been crafted in three variations, two in gold and one titanium watch. The titanium version is well suited for the marine placement, because it is lightweight, and resists corrosion that can occur from the salty air and water.
This very sporty luxury watch has an appeal to many who look for the brand quality and reliability, as well as the machine-engraved dial decoration but want an everyday timepiece that shows elegance. The impressive design of this watch focuses on the distinctive nature of the brand and makes one immediately know where it came from. The Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527 Titanium Watch is casual but ideal in that it also has that extra detailing that takes it to dressy with a performance to match expectations.
The brand took extra care with the dial design on this timepiece, choosing for the interior of the hour markers a lume that is similar in color, so the Roman numeral hour markers are somewhat light. The dial itself is a soft gray sunburst and on this titanium version is subtle and understated. The sub-dials are something of anesthetic for the brand that shows the asymmetry they like and enhances the look of the timepiece. The movement that Breguet has set in the Marine Chronograph 5527 Titanium Watch is the in-house caliber 582QA automatic 12-hour chronograph. The sophisticated silicon technology the brand crafts into the escapement delivers the performance beyond other similar movements that use all metal parts.
Admiring the exquisite movement through the case back allows one to value the custom skeletonized rotor which has changed from prior Marine models. To complete the timepiece in high brand fashion is the rubber or alligator strap which both offer great compliments to the watch itself. From collectors to just horological lovers, this timepiece is a perfect fit for the wrist that needs to move from sport to sophistication in just a tick!