Breguet Marine GMT 5857 Review

If you’re searching for a watch as ready for action as you are, then you need look no further than the Breguet Marine GMT 5857 watch.  Packed with useful features and a unique design, the Marine GMT takes watches into a new zone—a time zone, that is!

Breguet Marine GMT 5857

The Marine GMT includes a time zone dial as a reference for world travelers.  With a power reserve of 72 hours and the self-winding watch caliber 517F watch movement, this watch is ready for any of your voyagers.

The watch is a tribute to the founder Abraham-Louis Breguet’s own line of chronometer watches during the 1800s.  A gifted horologist, Breguet designed many watches for a variety of lifestyles.  The Marine collection hearkens back to the timepieces Abraham-Louis designed for the French Navy.

That is not to say that the GMT 5857 is old-fashioned.  The Marine collection is not only designed with the ideals that made Breguet watches famous in the first place, but also to “meet modern demands for comfort, practicality, and style,” according to the Breguet website.

The brand certainly seems to be living up to its promise.  Encased in a 42 mm 18 k rose gold or stainless steel case, the Marine GMT 5857 seems to hint at a porthole window in a ship, keeping the feel of the watch nautical, but not kitschy.

The dial features gold Roman numeral indices on a rhodium dial.  The guilloche dial face features a subtle wave pattern, picking up on the accents of the case and numerals.  Two smaller dials are set into the face, using Arabic numbers to differentiate from the time.  The interplay of the dials creates a figure eight on the dial, adding to the visual appeal of the watch.

The rubber strap is certainly not an element from the early Breguet watches, but it is an element that the modern watch enthusiast will appreciate.

The subtle pattern on the rubber resonates with the similar pattern on the dial face, tying the whole piece together.  The comfort and unexpected juxtaposition of the rubber against the workmanship of the case provides another modern twist to the standards of the old classic.

It is this mix of the comfort of today’s materials mixed with the high standards of one of the greatest horologists of all time that makes the Breguet Marine GMT 5857 stands out among the competition.  Classic, yet comfortable, this watch is ideal for those who love a taste of adventure and elegance, all in one timeless timepiece.

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