MARINE ALARME MUSICALE 5547
An Alarm, A Second time-zone and A Date!
That’s the treasure that i discovered at the Breguet’s salon - Baselworld 2018.
The idea to combine those three complications in the same movement is simply Marvelous! In love with mechanical complications, i couldn't be more satisfied with this one. I can understand that for some of you, the dial could be confusing at first but as always, it just requires a quick explanation so let’s break it down.
When the striking mechanism is triggered, a ship’s bell appears through the aperture at 12 o’clock (below the number 1598). You can set the alarm with a crown looking at the subdial at 3 o’clock.
At 9 o’clock is the second time-zone indication and the date window is at 6 o’clock.
The small Gold hand in the wave part of the dial between the second time-zone and « Breguet 1598 » is the striking mechanism power reserve. It’s moves between three lozenge. When the power reserve is full of energy, the hand is next to the roman number nine pointing the full white lozenge. Empty, it’s going to point the lozenge between the roman numbers eleven and twelve.
I love the fact that the piece has a self winding movement. 45 hours of power reserve is pretty good and using it regularly you’ll know when a winding action is needed. That’s why for me, it’s fine to have only one power reserve indication exclusively dedicated to the alarm complication.
Very confortable on the wrist with a pretty fine case (if you think about all the complications inside the calibre 519F/1), it’s always a pleasure to discover Breguet’s novelties! Once again, i wasn’t disappointed...