Breguet Marine Big Date
- Condition: Excellent
- Model: 5817ST/12/5V8
- Movement: Automatic
- Strap Length: Adjustable
- Scope: Original Papers
- Year: 2005
- Case Width: 40mm
- Listing ID: SD023214
|Scope||Original Papers (No Box)|
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This Breguet is in excellent condition, with some light marks on the case and buckle.
Comes with Certificate of Origin and instruction booklets.
The Marine is Breguet's take on an all-weather sports watch. While it features Breguet's classic aesthetic cues (such as the Roman numerals and stylised Breguet hands), these have been updated for the modern collector with the use of lume. The name comes from back when Breguet was a manufacturer of marine chronometers used for navigation by Europe's greatest navies in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Breguet takes the pride of place as the oldest watchmaking company still in existence. Founded Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1775, the company quickly became famous for providing Europe's monarchy and aristocracy with fine timepieces.
More than just a watchmaker, Breguet was also a highly accomplished micromechanical engineer. Even Isambard Kingdom Brunel studied under his tutelage in Paris as a young man.
Amongst his other accomplishments, Breguet invented the world's first tourbillon. This highly complex mechanism was design to counter the gravitational pull on a pocket watch's movement, and allowed for a notable increase in accuracy.
Today, the brand that bears his name continues to create fine mechanical watches. Among the company's more recent timepieces include the Type XX, used by the French military during the 20th Century, as well as the Classique and Marine, which combine the trademark Breguet aesthetic (Breguet hands, guilloched dials and Breguet numerals) with modern watchmaking designs and techniques.
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