Watch Of The Day: Breguet Marine Équation Marchante 5887Written by Alvin Wong
One-minute primer to the Breguet Marine Équation Marchante 5887.
One may question the everyday relevance of an equation of time feature, but the mechanical complexities involved in measuring the difference between civil and true solar time is undeniable. Therein lies the appeal of the Marine Équation Marchante 5887, armed with a central minute hand adorned with a facetted sun that indicates the running solar time. Coupled with a perpetual calendar, as well as a tourbillon, this watch is pretty much irresistible to discerning lovers of technical watches. Equipped with an in-house automatic movement, it is available in platinum or 18K rose gold.
Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.