Breguet Ladies’ Marine Collection: Marine Dame 9517 & Marine Dame 9518

Breguet unveils the Marine watch collection modern-day women explorers, inspired by our oceans. As a specialist in guillochage (or engine turning), Breguet has designed an original motif that reflects the flow of waves on the dial. The second hand, as one of several details echoing the marine world, is decorated with a maritime flag representing the initial of Breguet.

True to Breguet’s tradition, this collection combines refinement with technical performance. Each model from this collection houses the self-winding 591A caliber, a manufacture movement 3.41 millimeters thick with a date display. The flexible strap fasteners extend from the case with a diameter of less than 34 millimeters.

Breguet Ladies’ Marine Collection

Available in steel as well as rose or white gold, the Marine also features precious variations, with the bezel ringed and illuminated by diamonds. For the gold models, the diamond setting is continued on the bevel of the rotor and the crown protection, bringing the total to 1.26 carats. Depending on the variant, the Marine dial is adorned with an ocean-blue lacquer with light reflections, or with polished or engine-turned mother-of-pearl.

Breguet Ladies’ Marine Collection

The engine-turning artisans of the House of Breguet have created a unique design evoking the sea as it laps the shore. This pattern, called marea, or tide, incorporates curves; in contrast to the classic guillochage, which consists of straight lines and circles, the curves in this design capture the natural movement of the water. The development of the marea pattern took several months, including the manufacture of special cams for the engine-turning lathes.

Breguet Ladies’ Marine Collection

The artisans of the House of Breguet have made this demanding design come alive on mother-of-pearl, a particularly fragile material, which graces the dial and rotor of the movement for this collection.

The new Breguet Marine collection for women is a celebration of the marine world in many aspects. The Roman numerals resemble nautical pennants. For use at night, the open tips of the hands, the five-minute markings, and the hour markers are coated with luminescent material.

Breguet Ladies’ Marine Collection

The sapphire-crystal caseback shows the self-winding 591A caliber and its bars decorated with double engine-turned côtes de Genève calling to mind a ship’s deck boards.

The words Horloger de la Marine (Chronograph-maker to the Navy) are engraved on the rim of the case, referring to the title of Chronometer-maker to the French Royal Navy bestowed upon Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1815.

Breguet has also reworked the flutes on the sides of the case. This new design, more distinct and spaced, lends the watch – barely one centimeter thick – a more daring look. The crown protection, diamond-set on gold pieces, appears like a wave at 3 o’clock. Screws in the shape of navigational markers provide a flexible hold for the strap fasteners.

Breguet Ladies’ Marine Collection

Another motif – on the white rubber strap – created for the collection involves seagrass arabesques. This plant is known to be found on the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, and to help keep the water clean. This strap, for a sportier lifestyle look, is available alongside alligator leather straps in midnight blue or white, depending on the model. A sapphire cap marked with the letter ‘B’ for Breguet adorns the clasp of the folding buckle.

The Marine is available set in white or rose gold, with dials enlivened by engine-turned mother-of-pearl in the marea style. The white-gold version is adorned with pale-blue mother-of-pearl, while the rose-gold variant features opaline mother-of-pearl.

Depending on the model, the rotor is decorated with engine-turned mother-of-pearl of the same color, and also inlaid. The bezel is illuminated by a setting of 50 brilliant-cut diamonds. Their sparkle extends to the strap fastenings and the crown protection.

Breguet Ladies’ Marine Collection

Breguet also offers the Marine in steel and inlaid steel. The dials of these models are done in natural opaline mother-of-pearl or marbled blue lacquer, animated by clearer volutes reminiscent of the white-horses of the sea – or a starlit night sky, which was used for navigation in former times.

To achieve this decor, the artisan applies a clear lacquer on the still liquid azure material. When they come into contact, the colors marbleize and create a unique image, thus rendering each piece exclusive.

Breguet Ladies’ Marine Collection

Visible by the sapphire-crystal caseback, the rotor bears the engine-turned marea motif in mother-of-pearl – in azure or white, depending on the shade of the dial. The bezel of the inlaid-steel variant is enlivened by 60 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Technical details

Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9517 (Steel)
REF. 9517ST/5W/584

Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9517, Ref. 9517ST/5W/584 (Steel Case, White mother-of-pearl Dial and Rubber strap)
Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9517, Ref. 9517ST/5W/584 (Steel Case, White mother-of-pearl Dial and Rubber strap)

Case
Round steel case with fluted caseband
Sapphire-crystal caseback
Diameter 33.80 millimeters
Water-resistant to 5 bar (50 meters)

Dial
White mother-of-pearl
Individually numbered and signed Breguet
Luminescent hour markers and markings
Faceted open-tipped gold Breguet hands with luminescent material
Second hand in the center
Date at 3 o’clock
Date window in gold

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement, numbered and signed Breguet
11½ lignes
25 jewels
Caliber 591A with indication of date
38-hour power reserve
Rotor in 18-carat gold decorated with engine-turned mother-of-pearl
Frequency 4 hertz
Silicon in-line Swiss lever escapement
Flat balance spring in silicon
Breguet balance wheel
188 components

Strap
Rubber strap with a steel buckle

Also available
With a leather strap: Reference 9517ST/5W/984
With a blue lacquer dial and a rubber strap: Reference 9517ST/E2/584
With a blue lacquer dial and a leather strap: Reference 9517ST/E2/984

Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9517, Ref. 9517ST/5W/984 (Steel Case, White mother-of-pearl Dial and Leather strap)
Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9517, Ref. 9517ST/5W/984 (Steel Case, White mother-of-pearl Dial and Leather strap)
Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9517, Reference 9517ST/E2/584 (Steel Case, Blue Lacquer Dial and Rubber strap)
Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9517, Reference 9517ST/E2/584 (Steel Case, Blue Lacquer Dial and Rubber strap)
Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9517, Reference 9517ST/E2/984 (Steel Case, Blue Lacquer Dial and Leather strap)
Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9517, Reference 9517ST/E2/984 (Steel Case, Blue Lacquer Dial and Leather strap)

Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9518 (Gold)
REF. 9518BR/52/984 D000

Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9518 REF. 9518BR/52/984 D000 (18 Carat Rose-Gold Case, White mother-of-pearl engine-turned dial and Leather strap)
Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9518 REF. 9518BR/52/984 D000 (18 Carat Rose-Gold Case, White mother-of-pearl engine-turned dial and Leather strap)

Case
Round, rose-gold case (18 carats) with a fluted caseband
Sapphire-crystal caseback
Bezel set with 50 diamonds weighing approximately 1.165 carats
Crown protection set with 6 diamonds
Diameter: 33.80 millimeters
Water resistant to 5 bar (50 meters)

Dial
White mother-of-pearl, engine-turned in the marea style
Individually numbered and signed Breguet. Luminescent hour markers and markings
Faceted open-tipped gold Breguet hands with luminescent material
Second hand in the center
Date at 3 o’clock
Date window in gold

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement, numbered and signed Breguet
11½ lignes
25 jewels
Caliber 591A with indication of date
38-hour power reserve
Rotor in 18-carat gold decorated with engine-turned mother-of-pearl, set with 31 diamonds
Frequency: 4 hertz
Silicon in-line Swiss lever escapement
Flat balance spring in silicon
Breguet balance wheel
219 components including the diamonds on the rotor

Strap
Leather strap with a gold buckle

Also available
With a rubber strap: Reference 9518BR/52/584 D000
In white gold: Reference 9518BB/V2/984 D000
In white gold with a rubber strap: Reference 9518BB/V2/584 D000

Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9517, Ref. 9517ST/5W/584 (Steel Case, White mother-of-pearl Dial and Rubber strap)
Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9517, Ref. 9517ST/5W/584 (Steel Case, White mother-of-pearl Dial and Rubber strap)
Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9518 Reference 9518BB/V2/584 D000(18 Carat White-Gold Case, Pale-blue mother-of-pearl engine-turned dial and Rubber strap)
Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9518 Reference 9518BB/V2/584 D000(18 Carat White-Gold Case, Pale-blue mother-of-pearl engine-turned dial and Rubber strap)
Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9518 Reference 9518BB/V2/984 D000(18 Carat White-Gold Case, Pale-blue mother-of-pearl engine-turned dial and Leather strap)
Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9518 Reference 9518BB/V2/984 D000(18 Carat White-Gold Case, Pale-blue mother-of-pearl engine-turned dial and Leather strap)

Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9518 (Steel)
REF. 9518ST/E2/984 D000

Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9518, Reference 9518ST/E2/984 D000, Steel Case, Blue lacquer dial and Leather strap
Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9518, Reference 9518ST/E2/984 D000, Steel Case, Blue lacquer dial and Leather strap

Case
Round steel case with fluted caseband
Sapphire-crystal caseback
Bezel set with 60 diamonds weighing approximately 0.846 carats
Diameter 33.80 millimeters
Water resistant to 5 bar (50 meters)

Dial
Blue lacquer
Individually numbered and signed Breguet
Luminescent hour markers and markings
Faceted open-tipped gold Breguet hands with luminescent material
Second hand in the center
Date at 3 o’clock
Date window in gold

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement, numbered and signed Breguet
11½ lignes
25 jewels
Caliber 591A with indication of date
38-hour power reserve
Rotor in 18-carat gold decorated with engine-turned mother-of-pearl
Frequency: 4 hertz
Silicon in-line Swiss lever escapement
Flat balance spring in silicon
Breguet balance wheel
188 components

Strap
Leather strap with a steel buckle

Also available
With a rubber strap: Reference 9518ST/E2/584 D000
With white mother-of-pearl dial: Reference 9518ST/5W/984 D000
With white mother-of-pearl dial and a rubber strap: Reference 9518ST/5W/584 D000

Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9518, Reference 9518ST/E2/584 D000, Steel Case, Blue lacquer dial and Rubber strap
Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9518, Reference 9518ST/E2/584 D000, Steel Case, Blue lacquer dial and Rubber strap
Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9518, Reference 9518ST/5W/984 D000, Steel Case, White mother-of-pearl dial and Leather strap
Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9518, Reference 9518ST/5W/984 D000, Steel Case, White mother-of-pearl dial and Leather strap
Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9518, Reference 9518ST/5W/584 D000, Steel Case, White mother-of-pearl dial and Rubber strap
Model: Breguet Marine Dame 9518, Reference 9518ST/5W/584 D000, Steel Case, White mother-of-pearl dial and Rubber strap