The Marine 5837 was introduced in 2007 as the first tourbillon watch with a silicon escapement. The use of this highly innovative material for the balance-spring, escapement wheel and lever made it possible to create a tourbillon that was light, and therefore highly shock resistant; non-magnetic; and require no lubricants. The use of titanium for the tourbillon carriage also made the entire watch lighter. The combination of this prestigious complication, invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet, with a chronograph function, marked the birth of an exceptional timepiece.
Here it is presented as a High Jewellery version in which Breguet’s watchmaking and jewellery expertise intersect. It has a case measuring 43 mm in diameter, fully paved with baguette-cut diamonds. The lugs and the space between, casebands, flat surfaces of the push-pieces, and sides of the crown are all paved.
The ultimate expression of this is the bezel, which is set with trapeze-cut diamonds arranged in staggered rows. The entire piece boasts 186 gems totalling about 11.77 carats. The silvered solid gold dial is hand engraved on a rose engine in the Breguet tradition, in this case with a “wave” pattern, a motif that also rims the chapter ring. The dial is set with 132 full-cut diamonds, about 0.356 carat in all. The buckle, set with 58 diamonds totalling 0.23 carat, completes this masterpiece.
Model: Breguet Marine Tourbillon 5839 High Jewellery
REF. 5839BB/6D/9ZU DDOD
Case: Round, in 18-carat white gold with finely fluted caseband. Bezel, caseband, lugs, pushpieces, and crown set with 186 baguette-cut diamonds (11.77 carats). Caseback hand-engraved on a rose engine and fitted with a sapphire crystal. Rounded lugs welded to the case with screw pins securing the strap. Wave-shaped chronograph pushpieces. 43mm diameter. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters).
Dial: Silvered 18-carat gold, hand-engraved on a rose engine and set with 132 diamonds (0.35 carat). Individually numbered and signed Breguet. Chapter ring in Roman numerals and luminous dots. 30-minute totalizer at 3 o’clock. 12-hour totalizer at 6 o’clock. Small seconds on the tourbillon carriage, partly in titanium at 12 o’clock. Open-tipped Breguet hands in blued steel with a luminescent substance.
Movement: Hand-wound, numbered and signed Breguet, with tourbillon. 12 lines. 28 jewels. Cal. 554.4 50-hour power reserve. Balance-spring, escape-wheel and lever in silicon. Breguet balance-wheel. 3Hz frequency. Adjusted in 6 positions.
Strap In alligator leather.