Marine 5817ST leather strap photo session

Mar 13, 2019,10:41 AM

There are still not too many photos of the 5817ST on leather, probably because it's not a standard option.  

Rubber clearly has its advantages and I do like the look, but for those who neither live in humid areas nor want to go for a swim, leather is definitely a classy retrofit option.
I had the chance to try both models, so I want to share the pictures with you.

Pardon me for uploading so many smartphone pics. I still hope you find them useful. 

The straps were new, so they are rather stiff on the wrist - the fit would improve with time, of course. The black dial 5817 has a black strap, the silvered dial's strap is dark blue, which is hard to see.
In my case (my wrist has 17 cm circumference), a custom made strap would be ideal, which can be ordered for a few Euros extra. 

First two pics on rubber, for reference:

This is the black strap.

Ideally, the clasp should be rotated counterclockwise. A custom made strap would do it.

This is the older of the two bracelet options. It is very smooth and flexible. I have to say that once I had it in my fingers, I loved it!

The flexibility comes from the fact that only the center links are connected. I would prefer this bracelet over the newer one (not shown here), which has polished center links that are wider. The wider center links reduce flexibility and serve as scratch magnets.

I love the new look. Since the fluted caseband is fully visible, the 5817 moves a bit closer to the "Classique" line. 
However, during summertime, I would probably change to rubber, which comes in different colours (I have seen black, blue and white). Especially on a white rubber strap, the watch looks terrific!

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I love Breguet...

 By: Izhik : March 13th, 2019-10:53
I actually prefer it over any sort of trinity watches...for me, probably the brand's history including historic figures that owned Breguet, altogether that's the extra factor for my affinity to this brand. Those marine models with the big data are simply ... 

I like the 5817 even more since the new 5517 came out.

 By: Salvator Mundi : March 14th, 2019-00:10
It's funny: Before release of the new 5517 in 2018, the kinked lugs of the 5817 disturbed me a little bit. However, I always loved the guilloche pattern which looks like a vortex. Simply stunning! Now, one year since the presentation ot the 5517, I still ... 

Stylish watch

 By: JeromeJohnson : March 13th, 2019-12:05
I also love those Roman indices

Me too. So far, I don't own a single watch with arabic numerals.

 By: Salvator Mundi : March 14th, 2019-00:32
Either plain indexes or roman.

The 5817 is awesome on a leather strap! [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : March 13th, 2019-12:11

Seeing the models on leather is a game changer to me.

 By: Salvator Mundi : March 14th, 2019-00:24
I have heard that older Marine models were shipped with two straps: rubber and leather. It's sad that they stopped this. Probably Breguet didn't want to tempt owners to swap straps on their own, once they have an alternative strap lying around that came w... 

The choice of such a watch would be foresightedly.

 By: Salvator Mundi : March 14th, 2019-00:35
Literally. We all get older. ;-)

Like the leather i may d try on blue or brown too

 By: Passionata_george : March 13th, 2019-13:06
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Totally agree. Some Photoshopping can give a hint ...

 By: Salvator Mundi : March 13th, 2019-23:56
I took original images from the Breguet website and did some mixing: Although it's only one perspective, I think one gets a good idea how this might look like on the steel models. (The 5817BA yellow gold can be ordered on a brown strap directly) ...  

Ok the blue is a no brainer

 By: Passionata_george : March 14th, 2019-00:20
and the brown is nice too

It's really hard to decide which one to take.

 By: Salvator Mundi : March 14th, 2019-00:00
The black dial is super cool, and would be a nice contrast to my 5907 with silvered dial. However, the silvered Marine might be more versatile ...

Breguet is my favorite

 By: Uncle Chico : March 14th, 2019-05:29
The brand has so many instantly recognizable details. The fluted case, hands, numerals, guilloche dials and complications create timepieces I find hard to resist. The rubber strap works best for me followed by the brown leather.