Abraham-Louis Breguet was the brains behind countless inventions in the watchmaking world. In addition to the tourbillon and the pare-chute shock protection device, to mention only two, we also owe to him the split-seconds chronograph, a complication that will soon be celebrating two centuries of existence. Not only did he produce certain timepieces equipped with a seconds hand that could be started and stopped on demand before 1810, but A.-L. Breguet subsequently created an ingenious inking chronograph with his pupil Fatton, then went even further by developing a “chronomètre à doubles secondes, dit d’observation” from 1820 onwards, the undisputed ancestor of all split-seconds chronographs. Breguet’s work inspired the entire watchmaking profession in all fields, and notably that of chronographs. 

Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527
Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527

Endowed with the graphic codes of the new-generation Marine models presented last year, this 42.3mm timepiece sets the tone. The measurement of the time occurs through a central chronograph hand, distinguished by a subtle maritime detail and completed by two distinct subdials at 3 o’clock for the minutes and at 6 o’clock for the hours. The small seconds is indicated at 9 o’clock. A date indication between 4 and 5 o’clock sets the final touch to this sporty-looking creation.

Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527 Gold
Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527

Keen to offer a broad palette of possibilities, Breguet is interpreting this new model in several versions. The first combines a white gold case with a blue dial in gold, on which the wave-motif engine-turned pattern echoes the collection’s origins. A variation in rose gold is also available with a silvered gold dial. Breguet also offers its Marine Chronograph 5527 in titanium, a novelty for the collection. The Manufacture also offers the wearer the choice of opting for a leather or rubber strap.

Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527 Blue Dial
Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527

 

Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527

Technical specifications:

Ref. 5527BB/Y2/5WV

Casein 18k white gold with fluted caseband. Sapphire-crystal caseback. 42.3mm diameter. Water-resistant to 10 bar (100m).

Blue dial in gold, engine-turned. Individually numbered and signed Breguet. Hours chapter with Roman numerals and luminescent dots. Minutes counter at 3 o’clock, hours counter at 6 o’clock for the chronograph. Small seconds at 9 o’clock. Date in a window between 4 and 5 o’clock. Facetted Breguet hands in gold with luminescent material. Central chronograph hand inspired by maritime codes.

Breguet Marine 5527
Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527

Mechanical self-winding movement, Cal. 582QA. 14½ lignes. 28 jewels. Numbered and signed Breguet. 48-hour power reserve. Inverted in-line lever escapement with silicon horns. Frequency 4 Hz. Balance spring in silicon. 

Rubber strapwith folding clasp.

Also available with a leather strap: Reference 5527BB/Y2/9WV

Also available in rose gold with a silvered gold dial: Reference 5527BR/12/5WV

Also available in titanium with a sunburst slate grey dial in gold: Reference 5527TI/G2/5WV

Breguet Marine
Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527

The price for the Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527 is $33,800for 18K white or rose gold and $22,600for titanium version.

For more information visit Breguet Online.