Throughout history, Breguet has held the highest prestige among the finest watchmakers. Many of the most influential advancements in watch making originated from the house of Breguet. Being one of the oldest surviving watch-making establishments, Breguet launched the first self-winding watches known as “perpetuelles” in 1780, the perpetual calendar in 1785, as well as a patented movement with equation of time and calendar, both functions as perpetual and automatically self-correcting over a period of more than a century. Being a pioneer of numerous watch-making technologies, the most notable is the tourbillon, invented by the one and only Abraham-Louis Breguet.
During his life, Breguet designed timepieces for elite members of the military, and financial and diplomatic classes. Among its clients, Queen Marie-Antoinette, Napoleon Bonaparte, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Queen Victoria, and Sir Winston Churchill, all relied in the finesse and fine artistry of Breguet timepieces.
Breguet set a standard which is still to this day carried on by his heirs. His talent in mixing the richness of art and culture, with the elegant complexity of mechanical precision, catapulted his watches to a rank in history by which many others pale in comparison.
After more than three centuries of watch making, Breguet remains prominent and exceeds all others and their influence remains infinite. Official Breguet website.