In 2004 Breguet launched a new interpretation of the Marine line, and for 2009 they introduce the Marine Royal Ref. 5847 with 300 meter water resistance and an alarm designed to operate under water. The case is an imposing 45mm and is available in 18k pink or white gold. Twin barrels provide the power – one for timekeeping and one for the alarm. Both barrels are wound by a single crown.
The Marine Royal naturally possesses the usual diver’s-watch features, including a unidirectional bezel inscribed with a graduated 20-minute sector. The bezel’s rotation is secured by a blocking pawl, visible and located between the two winding crowns on the case flank. The crowns screw down, and the alarm setting crown and on-off pushpiece, in gold, are sheathed in rubber for easier handling. To improve legibility, the minute markers and minute hand along with the hour hand are coated with white luminous superluminova, while the hour and alarm markers glow blue. Represented by a blue triangular pointer at 10 o’clock, the power-reserve indicator is also luminous.
The white gold Ref. 5847 comes with an 18k dial with black rhodium finish, while the pink gold version features an 18 kt pink gold dial. Both are manually engine-turned with the collection’s dedicated wave pattern. The white gold model is priced at $42,900 and the pink gold at $42,000.
Case: round, in 18K rose gold with finely fluted caseband. Sapphire-crystal glass with magnifying lens over the date at 6 o’clock. Manually engine-turned caseback fitted with a sapphire crystal. Diameter: 45 mm. Rounded horns welded to the case, screw pins securing the strap. Wave-shaped ratchet at 3 o’clock serving to ensure the bezel’s one-way rotation. Rubber-covered alarm on/off pushpiece at 8 o’clock. Alarm setting pushpiece at 4 o’clock sheathed in black rubber. Screw-locked crowns. Water-resistant to 300m.
Dial: 18K pink gold, displaying a wave pattern manually engraved on a rose engine. Individually numbered and signed BREGUET. Chapter ring with applied blued Roman numerals and luminous dots. Triangular hand at the center for setting the alarm time. Alarm power-reserve indication in an aperture between 9 and 11 o’clock. Alarm on/off indicator in a round aperture at 12 o’clock. Date at 6 o’clock. Facetted, open-tipped BREGUET hands in 18-carat blued gold, coated with a luminous compound.
Movement: self-winding mechanical, with alarm mechanism, numbered and signed BREGUET. Cal. 519R. 12 lines, 36 jewels. 45-hour power-reserve. Engine-turned 18K rose gold rotor. Frequency 4 Hz. Straight-line lever escapement. Balance-wheel with regulating screws. Adjusted in 5 positions.