BASELNEWS 2011Masterpiece of micromechanics: Breguet Marine 8827 Ladies Chronograph
Breguet’s attention to the ladies is not a recent phenomenon, since it dates back to the end of the 18th century when company founder Abraham-Louis Breguet was starting work on one of his masterpieces, a watch for Queen Marie-Antoinette of France that incorporated all of the complications known at the time. Since then, the company that bears his name has never stopped dedicating many of its creations to the fair sex.
The Marine Chronograph Ladies’ watch is part of this tradition of elegant, sophisticated timepieces. Previously available only in a diamond-set version, it is now being introduced without stones, in 18-carat red or white gold, for more casual everyday wear. Its movement is still the Breguet Calibre 8827, the world’s smallest self-winding chronograph movement. This masterpiece of micromechanics has an hour counter, a 30-minute counter and a date. It is protected by a case measuring 34.60 mm in diameter, is water-resistant to 50 metres, and has a natural mother-of-pearl dial with hand engraving done on a rose engine. This piece is available on a white rubber strap.
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