The Watchmaker expands its iconic Marine collection with new gem set models, resulting in two contemporary watches which inspire a desire for the open seas.

The Marine 9518 is one of the two new timepieces joining the Marine collection. While one is graced with a sunburst blue dial recalling the sea, the second comes with a silver-toned dial hinting at foam dancing on the rocks.

As if to evoke sunshine sparkling on water, eight diamonds take the place of certain hour-markers on each dial, while the bezel is decked out with 50 diamonds. This model features several of Breguet’s notable aesthetic attributes.

Firstly, the facetted gold hour and minute hands, which are luminescent and display the famous eccentric open-tipped style. In a reference to maritime signals, the tip of the seconds hand signifies the letter “B” for “Bravo” in navigation codes. At 3 o’clock, the crown guard is distinguished by the wave shape characteristic of the Marine line. The profile (caseband) of each model bears the fluted motif featured on the majority of Breguet watch cases.

Abraham-Louis Breguet’s love of functional and elegant watchmaking led him to adorn the caseband of most of his watches with guilloché and fluted patterns. This signature style gives a more refined appearance, while also making it less likely to slip from its owner’s hands, has been faithfully preserved by the Manufacture.

These two steel models, on a metal bracelet with both-polished and satin-brushed finish reflecting the different treatments applied to each timepiece. Particular care has also been taken to ensure that the bracelet is supple enough to fit elegantly and comfortably around the wearer’s wrist. While the triple-blade clasp gives it a sporty-chic look.

Beating inside the 33.8 mm-diameter steel case water-resistant to 50 metres, 187 components drive the 591A self-winding movement with its 38-hour power reserve. The sturdily. built in-house Breguet calibre is also seductively slender at 3.4 mm. To ensure high precision, it is fitted with a flat balance-spring and an in-line Swiss lever silicon escapement. The latter’s numerous properties include resistance to corrosion and wear, as well as insensitivity to the influence of magnetic field, while providing enhanced accuracy.

As luxury lies in the details, the movement can also be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback, which reveals a gold oscillating weight bearing guilloché work evoking a snailed sunburst motif, handcrafted by the Manufacture’s artisans.

These models enrich the range of chronographs in the Marine Collection and pick up a number of Breguet’s cherished aesthetic codes. Crafted in white or rose gold, these sporty new versions feature a deep blue dial embellished with wave motifs, hand-guilloché within the Manufacture. The abyss blue of the dial is lit up by the sparkle of eight baguette-cut diamonds dotted around the chapter ring. This radiant effect is further enhanced by luminescent hands and Roman numerals. Three 30-minute, 12-hour and 60-second chronograph counters appear at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock respectively. The date window is located between 4 and 5 o’clock, and the bezel of this new edition is adorned with 90 baguette-cut diamonds adding extra radiance.

The new versions are available on a midnight-blue leather or rubber strap, both fitted with a triple-blade folding clasp featuring a gold cap reminiscent of a ship wheel.

Housed in a 42.3 mm case, the 582 QA mechanical self-winding movement is driven by the interaction of its 346 components. Designed for modern-day sports enthusiasts, the case is water-resistant to 30 metres. Equipped with a 48-hour power reserve, the high-precision calibre is powered by an inverted in-line lever escapement with silicon balance-spring and pallets. Finally, the movement is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback, whose rudder-shaped rhodium-plated gold weight is coated with a black DLC treatment.

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