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In 1775, Breguet is founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet in Paris.

Napoléon Bonaparte

Marie-Antoinette

If Breguet holds a special place in our cultural heritage, it is because its founder, A.-L. Breguet (1747-1823), set the standard by which all fine watchmaking has since been judged. Today, his heirs at Breguet still make each watch as a model of supreme horological art.
A.-L. Breguet was born in Neuchatel, but it was in Paris that he spent most of his productive life. No aspect of watchmaking escaped his study, and his inventions were as fundamental to horology as they were varied.

His career started with a series of breakthroughs: the development of the successful self-winding perpetuelle watches, the introduction of the gongs for repeating watches and the first shock-protection for balance pivots.

Louis XVI and his Queen, Marie-Antoinette, were early enthusiasts of Breguet's watchmaking. Each watch from his workshops demonstrated the latest horological improvements in an original movement, mostly fitted with lever or ruby-cylinder escapements that he perfected.
A.-L. Breguet took refuge in Switzerland from the excesses of the French Revolution. He returned to Paris overflowing with the ideas that produced the Breguet balance-spring, his first carriage clock (sold to Bonaparte), the sympathique clock and its dependent watch, the tact watch, and finally the tourbillon, patented in 1801.

Breguet became the indispensable watchmaker to the scientific, military, financial and diplomatic elites of the age. His timepieces ruled the courts of Europe. Honours saluted his enormous contribution to horology. Appointed to the Board of Longitude and as chronometer-maker to the navy, he entered the Academy of Sciences and received the Legion of Honour from the hands of Louis XVIII.

When he died in 1823, all mourned the architect of the greatest revolution in the science and art of time-keeping.

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CLASSIQUE HORA MUNDI

5717PT/AS/9ZU

Movement:Swiss

Casing:Swiss

Material : Pink gold
Calibre : 77F0
Lines : 12
Case thickness (mm) : 13.55
Case dimension (mm) W : 44.00
Jewels : 39
Water (m) : 30
Powers (hours) : 55
Frequency (Hz) : 4.0
Balance-wheel : Breguet
Escapement : Swiss straight line lever Silicon
Balance-spring : Flat / Silicon

Classique 7787 moonphase

7787BR/29/9V6

Movement:Swiss

Casing:Swiss

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Tradition

7057BR/G9/9W6

Movement:Swiss

Casing:Swiss

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MARINE ROYALE

5847BR/Z2/5ZV

Movement:Swiss

Casing:Swiss

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TYPE XXI

3810TI/H2/TZ9

Movement:Swiss

Casing:Swiss

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Queen of Naples 8928

8928BA/51/J20 DD00

Movement:Swiss

Casing:Swiss

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*Prices are subject to change without notice.

The Swatch Group (Japan) KK Breguet Division

Nicolas. G. Hayek Center
7-9-18 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo  104-8188, JAPAN

TEL:03-6254-7171  FAX:03-6254-7126

http://www.breguet.com/jp/

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