The company you are about to see has a truly impressive centuries-old history. The roots of this noble French brand are traced back to the eighteenth century, when an ordinary watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet quit his job and started inventing his own unique clockwork. The results soon gained popularity among the French elite: Breguet watches were worn by Marie Antoinette and Napoleon Bonaparte. But the craftsman went on, not limiting himself to certain elements.
Many techniques introduced by Breguet have become essential notions, widely known watchmaking terms, such as guilloche: a smooth disc of solid gold first processed with a graver to mark out different zones of the face, where indicators of time, clock reserve, moon phases, a small second hand and other must be located, depending on the model.
Guilloche patterns such as “diamond verge”, “Parisian nails”, “barley grain”, “waves”, “wicker basket”, “chess pattern” and many others not only improve the legibility, but also make each watch face bright and unique. Branded hands with apple-shaped tips, as well as an unusual mysterious font for writing the numbers were welcomed with admiration.
The fame of Breguet has overcome the international boundaries. The list of well-known clients includes Alexander the Great, Winston Churchill and many other famous historical personalities, including Vladimir Putin. You can stand next to these people – not only as a purchaser of a Breguet watch. Believe us, the purchase will be just a beginning.