Breguet Announces the Marine 9518 and Marine Chronograph 5529

Last Updated: June 3, 2024Tags: ,

Breguet announced two new watches in the Marine collection, the Breguet Marine Chronograph 5529 and the Breguet Marine 9518. One has a sunburst blue dial, reminiscent of the deep ocean, while its counterpart features a silver-toned dial, like foamy waves crashing against rocks.

Diamonds surrounds the watches to mirror sunlight sparkling on water. Eight stones replace some hour markers on each dial, while the bezel shimmers with 50 more. True to Breguet’s legacy, several iconic design elements are present. The face features faceted gold hands, luminescent and showcasing the brand’s signature open-tipped style. The tip of the second hand takes the form of the letter “B,” referencing the maritime code’s “Bravo.” The crown at 3 o’clock boasts the wave shape, a hallmark of the Marine line. Finally, the caseband displays the brand’s signature fluting, a detail cherished by founder Abraham-Louis Breguet for its elegance and functionality. This distinctive motif not only enhances the watch’s beauty but also provides a better grip.

Crafted from steel, these models come on a bracelet that mirrors the watches’ dual nature. Both polished and satin-brushed finishes are employed, reflecting the meticulous attention to detail. The bracelet’s suppleness ensures a comfortable fit, while the triple-blade clasp adds a touch of sporty chic.

A powerful heart beats within the 33.8mm stainless steel case. This 50-meter water-resistant haven houses 187 meticulously crafted components that comprise the self-winding 591A movement, boasting a 38-hour power reserve. Breguet’s in-house caliber is both robust and remarkably slender at 3.4mm. Precision reigns supreme thanks to a cutting-edge flat balance spring and a Swiss lever silicon escapement. This innovative escapement boasts a multitude of advantages, including exceptional resistance to corrosion, wear, and magnetic fields, ultimately delivering unparalleled timekeeping accuracy. But luxury lies in the details, and Breguet doesn’t disappoint. A sapphire crystal caseback unveils the captivating artistry within. Here, one can admire the intricate guilloche work adorning the gold oscillating weight, a mesmerizing snailed sunburst motif meticulously hand-crafted by the brand’s master artisans.

Expanding the Marine Collection’s chronograph repertoire, these timepieces embody Breguet’s beloved design heritage. Offered in white or rose gold, the sporty additions boast a deep blue dial adorned with wave motifs, meticulously hand-guillochéd within the Manufacture. The dial’s captivating ocean hue is accentuated by the brilliance of eight baguette-cut diamonds nestled along the chapter ring. Luminescent hands and Roman numerals further enhance this radiant effect. Functionality meets elegance with three chronograph counters for 30 minutes, 12 hours, and 60 seconds, positioned strategically at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, respectively. Nestled between 4 and 5 o’clock lies a convenient date window. Adding a final touch of splendor, the bezel of this new edition shimmers with 90 baguette-cut diamonds.

For a touch of personalization, these chronographs are available on either a midnight-blue leather strap or a matching rubber strap. Both options fasten securely with a triple-blade folding clasp, featuring a gold cap that subtly evokes the shape of a ship’s wheel – a delightful nautical detail.

A powerful 582 QA mechanical self-winding movement, comprised of 346 meticulously engineered components, resides within the 42.3mm case. Designed with the active individual in mind, this timepiece boasts water resistance up to 30 meters. Precision is paramount, achieved by the high-performance caliber featuring an inverted inline lever escapement with a silicon balance-spring and pallets. A testament to Breguet’s commitment to transparency, the movement is showcased through a sapphire crystal caseback. Here, a captivating sight awaits: a rudder-shaped, rhodium-plated gold weight adorned with a sleek black DLC coating, a striking marriage of form and function.

Model Marine
9518ST/lD/S80 DO 01
9518ST/YD/S80 DO 01
Case stainless steel case, sapphire caseback, bezel set with 50 diamonds
Dimensions 33.8
Functions hours, minutes, seconds, date at 6 o’clock
Hands Breguet open-tipped with luminescent material, in gold
Movement Self-winding
Escapement Flat balance-spring and pallet-lever in silicon
Frequency 4 Hz
Power Reserve 38 hours
Dial Gold dials, one features a sunburst silver-toned dial, the other a sunburst blue dial. The luminescent gold hour-markers are complemented by eight diamonds.
Model Marine Chronograph
5529BB/YD/SWV – 5529BB/YD/9WV DO
5529BR/YD/SWV DO – 5529BR/YD/9WV DO
Case One version with a white gold case and a second version in rose gold, sapphire caseback, bezel set with 90 baguette-cut diamonds.
Dimensions 42.3
Functions chronograph, hours, minutes, seconds, date display, flyback function
Hands Breguet open-tipped with luminescent material, in gold
Movement Self-winding
Escapement Inverted in-line lever escapement with silicon pallets and silicon balance-spring
Frequency 4 Hz
Power Reserve 48 hours
Dial Blue gold dial with guilloche wave pattern, luminescent gold applied hour-markers, set with eight baguette-cut diamonds