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About Breguet Marine Watches
A collection in keeping with their traditional values, the Breguet Marine has been designed in a contemporary and refined manor to become a sporty timepiece.
In 1815 King Louis XVIII of France appointed Breguet the Chronometer-maker to the French Royal Navy. Marine Chronometers were large timepieces enclosed in a cylindrical brass casing and secured to a sturdy wooden box. Fitted with handles and a glass face, this was the heart of any Naval vessel and placed in the captains’ quarters. The success of the ship would fall on the reliability of this piece of equipment.
Breguet went on to produce significant numbers of ‘naval watches’, the spirit and design of these important timepieces’ can be found in the modern Breguet Marine collection today.