BREGUET MARINE ALARME MUSICALE 5547

The Peak (Malaysia) - - Art & Design -

While we ap­plaud ev­ery one of Breguet’s time­pieces (who can re­sist such clas­si­cally beau­ti­ful de­signs?), we are simply awed by the Marine Alarme Musicale 5547. Part of the iconic watch­maker’s strat­egy in draw­ing fo­cus to the Marine col­lec­tion, this year’s nau­ti­cal high­light is im­bibed with a func­tion rarely found on a clas­si­cal watch – an alarm. In keep­ing with its mar­itime theme, a ship’s bell ap­pears through a win­dow at 12 o’clock when the strik­ing mech­a­nism is trig­gered. As this is a Breguet time­piece, the alarm sound is pure so­phis­ti­ca­tion, al­most echo­ing the deep tim­bre of a ship’s bell it­self. The power re­serve for this strik­ing mech­a­nism is sub­tly in­di­cated via three rhom­buses be­tween nine and 12 o’clock, where a des­ig­nated ar­row points to the full-red shape when fully wound. While the in­clu­sion of the alarm func­tion is ar­rest­ing enough, the 5547 ac­tu­ally hosts a trio of func­tions, in­clud­ing a se­cond time zone and date dis­play cour­tesy of the Cal­i­bre 519F/1 self-wind­ing move­ment. Along­side the alarm sub dial at three o’clock, the time-zone dis­play ap­pears at nine o’clock and the date at six o’clock on a dec­o­rated dial. The 40mm nau­ti­cal time­piece comes in three it­er­a­tions of white gold with blue dial, rose gold with sil­vered dial and an in­au­gu­ral ti­ta­nium case to the col­lec­tion that’s fit­ted with a sun­burst slate grey dial.

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