Bicentennial Heritage of the French Royal Navy
In 1815, King Louis XVIII appointed Abraham-Louis Breguet as horologist of the French Royal Navy; title which secured him as member of a prestigious elite, while investing him with the great responsibility of offering security and accuracy to a crucial function for the nation. Breguet’s commitment led him to design exceptional chronometers, stable under any condition. This way the Marine collection was born, a homage to that historical moment of the House which, aware of and in tune with the needs of its current clients, created the exclusive model Marine Chronographe “200 ans de Marine” ref. 5823, to commemorate the bicentennial promotion of Breguet to such royal position. With a self-winding mechanical movement, a platinum case, a gold oscillating weight with crafted “guilloche” décor individually signed, “pomme évidée” hands, a rubber strap; this edition, limited to 200 pieces, is available in black and rhodiumed bicolor; a masterpiece that evokes Breguet’s majestic work and perpetual transcendence.
Text: Gwen San ± Photo: Breguet / Hamilton