Swiss luxury watch brand Breguet expands its Marine collection by introducing a new model (reference 5577) endowed with the most emblematic of its founder’s inventions, the Tourbillon.
Invented in 1801 by Abraham-Louis Breguet, tourbillon continues to stand out as one of the most fascinating horological creations. The brand pays tribute to this invention by presenting the Marine Tourbillon 5577 watch.
Dressed in a 42.5 mm diameter case in 18K rose gold or platinum, the Breguet Marine Tourbillon 5577 model houses self-winding Calibre 581, an ultra-thin movement measuring just 3 mm thick, and comprising 330 components. This thinness is made possible by the use of a peripheral rotor.
Beating at a frequency of 4 Hertz, this self-winding mechanical tourbillon movement offers an impressive power reserve of 80 hours.
The calibre also incorporates a carriage and balance-spring in silicon, a material with multiple properties including resistance to both corrosion and wear, along with insensitivity to the influence of magnetic fields.
The fine watchmaking finishing of the movement is visible through the sapphire crystal case-back. The barrel drum bears a compass rose. Various decorations typical of the Marine line are also present, including a straight ribbed motif.
The sunburst dial of the new 5577 references is slate-grey coloured for the rose gold version and navy blue for the platinum model.
The tourbillon located at 5 o’clock catches the eye with its cage rotating in 60 seconds. The chapter ring has been off-centred so as to highlight this mechanism, while, the hour-markers and the open-tipped gold Breguet hands are luminescent.
The Tourbillon Marine is available with a brown rubber or alligator leather strap/rose gold bracelet for the rose gold model and with a midnight blue rubber or alligator leather strap/platinum bracelet for the platinum model.
Model: Breguet Marine Tourbillon 5577
5577BR/G2/5WV: 18K Rose Gold Case, Slate Grey Dial
5577PT/Y2/5WV: Platinum Case, Blue Dial
Material: 18K rose gold or platinum
Diameter: 42.5 mm
Thickness: 9.35 mm
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 m)
Gold, sunburst pattern
Self-winding movement with peripheral oscillating weight
Frequency: 4 Hz
Power reserve: 80 hours
Hours, minutes and small seconds, ultra-thin tourbillon
Rose gold version: Brown rubber or alligator leather strap or rose gold bracelet Platinum version: Midnight blue rubber or alligator leather strap or platinum bracelet