Friday, April 29, 2011

Breguet, a beautiful time piece

The founder, A.-L. Breguet (1747-1823), set the standard by which all fine watch making has since been judged. His career started with a series of breakthroughs: the development of the successful self-winding perpétuelle watches, the introduction of the gongs for repeating watches and the first shock-protection for balance pivots. 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.
For Caroline Murat, queen of Naples, he conceived in 1810 the world's very first wristwatch. Honour saluted his enormous contribution to horology.
Today, Breguet holds hundred over of watch design pattern. The value is not just the watch itself but when we buy, the whole history of the best Swiss watching spirit. Note the design of the regulator, it is unique and most of the the Watch is classic and beautiful. One who knows watch…knows this is Breguet. HK Snob

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