Breguet has recently introduced a new Marine timepiece featuring a Tourbillon, the brand’s most iconic innovation. This watch has a 42.5 mm case that encases the self-winding Calibre 581. This movement is remarkably thin at just 3 mm, made up of 330 components, and achieves its slim profile through a peripheral rotor. It operates at a frequency of 4 Hertz and boasts an 80-hour power reserve.
The calibre integrates cutting-edge technology, including a silicon carriage and balance spring, which offer resistance to corrosion and wear and are unaffected by magnetic fields.
The Tourbillon’s inception dates back to June 26, 1801, conceived by Abraham-Louis Breguet. He aimed to counteract the effects of gravity on watch precision, especially for timepieces worn vertically. Gravity-induced errors were neutralised by rotating the entire escapement within a mobile carriage every minute.
The movement’s aesthetics are showcased through a sapphire case-back, featuring a compass rose and the Marine line’s characteristic straight ribbed motif. The 5577 model has a sunburst dial in slate grey for the rose gold variant and navy blue for the platinum version, with a tourbillon at 5 o’clock and luminescent Breguet hands and hour markers.
The Tourbillon Marine is available with a brown rubber or alligator leather strap/rose gold bracelet for the rose gold model and with a midnight blue rubber or alligator leather strap/platinum bracelet for the platinum model.
The Marine collection embodies Breguet’s traditional values in a modern, sporty design, in line with its heritage as the chronometer maker for the French Navy.