On October 27, 1815, Abraham-Louis Breguet was appointed by the French King Louis XVIII as the watchmaker of the Royal French Navy. This is not only a supreme honor, but also an indispensable national responsibility. At the time, marine timing devices were critical to the fleet, as they could determine the ship’s position at sea. Such chronographs must be accurate and able to withstand the effects of continuous ship movement. After accepting this task, Mr. Bao Di designed many outstanding marine chronographs. They are installed in special watch boxes made of mahogany or walnut. The universal joint gimbal system keeps the chronograph level in any situation. The Breguet Marine series is a memory of that precious history, and it also meets the needs of today’s customers. They have a sturdy and dynamic appearance, which is the crystallization of modern design, while retaining Breguet’s characteristic style.
On the occasion of Abraham–Louis Breguet’s 200th anniversary as the Royal Watchmaker of the Royal Navy, Breguet has launched a precious chronograph: Marine Chronographe “200 ans de Marine” 5823 table. This self-winding watch is limited to 200 pieces and features a platinum case for a refined look. In addition, the hand-carved gold rotor has a two-tone black and rhodium-plated design. The matte black gold dial clearly shows the hours and minutes, with a chronograph second and minute hands in the centre. In addition, this limited edition model is also equipped with two small dials, a small seconds dial at 9 o’clock and an hour counter at 6 o’clock. The date window, also located at 6 o’clock, completes the display of this watch. This 42 mm diameter watch is equipped with a black rubber strap.
Breguet Marine Chronographe ‘200 ans de Marine’ 5823
Number: 5823PT / H2 / 5ZU
The case is made of 950 platinum and is embossed with coins. Sapphire crystal case back. 42 mm diameter. Welded lugs are secured with bolts. Water-resistant to 10 bar (100 meters).
The dial is gold, matte black, engraved with an engraved finish, engraved with a separate number and a Breguet invisible signature. The scale ring uses Roman numerals with fluorescent dots. Central chronograph seconds and minutes hands. The date window is at 6 o’clock. 18K gold hands with Breguet cutout faceted face and fluorescent material.
Self-winding movement with engraved individual number and Breguet lettering. Caliber 583Q / 1. 133/4 cents, 24 rubies. Power reserve is 48 hours. 18K gold oscillating rotor with black / rhodium-plated two-tone design. Reverse linear lever escapement with silicon pallet. A ring balance with a flat hairspring. The vibration frequency is 4 Hz. 6 party adjustment.
The strap is a rubber strap.
Limited production of 200 pieces.