Breguet/Bucherer Breguet Marine 5517 Bucherer Blue Editions
As a newcomer among the brands partnering with Bucherer for the Blue Editions, Breguet opted to customize one of its more recent models.
The Bucherer Blue Editions collection is growing year by year and now comprises over 30 watches from 20 different brands, including TAG Heuer, Roger Dubuis, Chopard, Vacheron Constantin, Piaget, IWC Schaffhausen, Longines and Panerai. As the name suggests, the collection comprises existing models that have been reworked to incorporate Bucherer’s signature blue colour and are available exclusively from Bucherer stores or their online shop.
Today, Bucherer welcomes Breguet to the selection of Blue Edition partners for the first time. And which model could be better suited than a Marine to this collection dedicated to the color blue and attached to technical innovation as well as superlative horological quality?
Marine 5517 Bucherer Blue Editions © Breguet
An exclusive reinterpretation of the 2017 Marine 5517, the Marine 5517 Bucherer Blue Editions is mainly distinguished by the silvered chapter ring that contains and highlights the hand guilloché wave motif of a necessarily blue dial. True to its vocation, and in homage to the title of Watchmaker to the French Navy that Louis XVIII awarded to Abraham-Louis Breguet, this sports watch with its unequalled elegance features a host of more or less discreet maritime references. The 40mm case with its fluted case and original central lug is made of titanium which is resistant to salty air and corrosion; the crown features a wave design and the seconds hand is tipped bearing the letter “B” in a reinterpreted version of the maritime signal flag. Visible through the sapphire crystal caseback, the five-spoke semi-circular oscillating weight resembles a rudder wheel, a pattern also picked up on the bracelet buckle, while the mainplate decorated with Geneva stripes evokes the wooden slats of a ship's deck.
Automatic Calibre 777A by Breguet © Breguet
The automatic Calibre 777A movement by Breguet beats at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) and has an inline inversed lever escapement with silicon pallets and balance spring. When fully wound it guarantees a power reserve of 55 hours.
Fitted with a blue rubber strap that matches its maritime roots and sporty allure, the Marine 5517 Bucherer Blue Editions is available for CHF 18,500.
The strap buckle has the shape of a rudder wheel © Breguet
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