What you see here is a watch that we did not expect to encounter at Baselworld heading into 2018, but perhaps we should have. It’s the completely redesigned Breguet Marine, a line that fits more comfortably within the Breguet fold with its new look than previous iterations did. It picks up and runs with a handful of design codes seen last year in Baselworld with the Breguet Marine Equation Marchant 5887. That was an incredibly complex talking piece of a watch that came with a visible cam for the equation of time imposed onto a tourbillon, in addition to a perpetual calendar display. Here we have a simple automatic with date. If last year’s release was the Marine talking piece, this year’s is its flagship.
HODINKEE Senior Editor Jon Bues shares his thoughts in this latest installment of A Week On The Wrist.