Breguet Marine Royale 2010

New for 2010…

Breguet Marine Royale (Ref 5847BB/12/BZ0)

45mm 18-carat white gold case, automatic movement, alarm (marked by the blue triangular hand, on/off indicator at 12 o’clock, alarm power reserve indication aperture between 9 and 11 o’clock), date, luminous hands, water-resistant to 300m, sapphire-crystal caseback.

Did you know it has been just over 10 years now since Swatch Group acquired Breguet?  Yes indeed, I tell you its true, but enough history for now.  The watch you see here represents the 2010 model for Breguet’s Marine collection.  In addition to the specs above, the watch is also available in white gold with black dial, rose gold with black dial, and rose gold with rose gold dial.    I estimate prices for all these models will be in the $35,000-$45,000 range.

While I think that the Breguet Marine collection has gotten stronger each of the past few years, and while I could certainly see myself “looking good” while sporting a watch like this off the upper deck of something like this, I still have trouble seeing this as a true “dive” or even “marine” watch, though with 300m water resistance and Breguet quality construction I’m not sure if my perception is warranted or not.  It’s just that when I think of Breguet, “King of Tourbillons” is often the first thing that pops into my head, not marine/dive watches.

Don’t get me wrong — I generally like Breguet watches, and if I had my druthers, I would opt for a Breguet Type XXI (specifically, the very striking, very awesome Ref 3810BR/92/9ZU – pink gold case with dark brown dial and brown strap) or perhaps even the new Breguet Type XXII rather than this Marine watch.  But to each his own, right?  Let me know what you think of this watch and Breguet in general — drop a comment below!

  • http://www.wristwatchesblogs.com/ Hippopark

    Thanks for sharing the information of this timepiece, it’s really gorgeous and attractive, especially the high jewelry series, tremendously shining and amazing~

  • Draube Alain

    I puchased the white gold black dial version of this watch. I’ts magnificent. A true work of art. But is it a dive watch? No. It’s hard to read. The power reserve indicator is luminous and I don’t understand why. It interferes with telling time and reading the minute hand in darkness.The hour hand is not luminous enough, and they made the alarm indicator luminous and again this makes for confusion in darkness.
    Otherwise it’s sport chic at its best. People notice it, and ask questions.It’s a real eye-catcher! And I appreciate the exquisite total quality.
    AA

    • http://www.perpetuelle.com Perpetuelle

      Hi Alain and thank you for your comments. Very much appreciate that you share your personal experiences with this watch. “sport chic” seems about right!

      Is it your first Breguet watch?

  • Celestias

    I find this watch to be one of the very most beautifully elegant sports watches. It takes an elegant watch and adds sporty elements to it – I see it as the other side of the Omega Seamaster Professional, which takes a sporty watch and adds elements of elegance to it. Both watches look equally at home on a suit and on a shirt!