In 2020 Breguet replica introduced a high-jewelry version of the Marine called Poseidonia, which was inspired by the sea, but makes use of the rainbow styling, and there is a specific reason for that.
This Breguet Marine 9509 copy with white gold case is called Poseidonia in honor of Poseidon (Neptune), Greek (and Roman) god of the sea, but also named for Posidonia, a genus of flowering seagrass that is important for the ecological balance of the waters of the Mediterranean.
Designed by Breguet’s creative director Vincent Laucella, the arabesque representations of seagrass on the dial were inspired by how he envisioned the plant might look deep in the sea. Laucella imagined going deep down, looking up, and being able to see the reflections of it on the water, rays of sunlight providing a rainbow in the water surrounding the grass.
Each dial is set with 85 invisible-set, baguette-cut gemstones appearing to ripple across an iridescent mother-of-pearl background.
There are four variations, each predominately white (diamond), blue (sapphire), red (ruby), or green (emerald). From the dominant hue comes the composition of gemstone colors. Breguet copy watch with gemstones paved bezel boasts a combination of blue sapphires, amethysts, colored sapphires, tsavorites, and diamonds. Reference 9509BB/5R/984 RD0R has rubies, colored sapphires, and diamonds, while Reference 9509BB/5E/984 ED0E is a composition of emeralds, tsavorites, colored sapphires, and diamonds. Reference 9509BB/TD/984 DD0D only has diamonds against black Tahitian mother-of-pearl.
Ultra-thin Caliber 591C is visible through the sapphire crystal case back, a movement marked by three beautiful decorative elements: bridges guilloche by hand with Breguet’s Marine motif, which is inspired by the deck of a ship; a sparkling row of 31 diamonds along the bevel of the white gold rotor; and a piece of mother-of-pearl inlay. “Horloger de la Marine” (“watchmaker to the navy”) is engraved on the case back’s bezel, referring to the title of chronometer maker to the French Royal Navy bestowed upon Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1815.
Quick Facts 35.8 mm replica Breguet Marine Haute Joaillerie 9509 Poseidonia
Case: 35.8 x 10.46 mm, white gold, invisible set with 109 baguette-cut gemstones on bezel, 14 baguette-cut diamonds on crown protection set, one briolette-cut diamond claw-set in crown (total approx. 7.13 ct)
Dial: Tahitian mother-of-pearl set with 85 baguette-cut gemstones (approx. 2.56 ct)
Bracelet: yellow gold set with 282 brilliant-cut diamonds (~8.98 ct)
Movement: automatic Caliber 591C, ultra-thin, hand-guilloche bridges, rotor set with a row of 31 diamonds (approx. 0.09 ct) and a piece of Tahitian mother-of-pearl, 38-hour power reserve, 4 Hz/28,800 vph frequency, silicon balance spring
Functions: hours, minutes
Price: on request
Remark: four gem-set variations available; folding clasp set with 30 diamonds (approx. 0.75 ct)