Category: Breguet

 

Breguet

Breguet is a Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches, founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet in Paris in 1775. Currently part of The Swatch Group, its timepieces are now produced in the Vallée de Joux in Switzerland

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INTRODUCING: A touch of class – the Breguet Classique 7787

INTRODUCING: A touch of class – the Breguet Classique 7787

Enamel is enjoying something of a renaissance in watch manufacturing. Many companies – from Seiko to Patek – are increasingly turning to the nearly forgotten art to decorate their dials. While it’s a slow and sometimes unforgiving process, the reward for mastering the technique is a uniquely alluring dial with a hue ...

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Origins: The Type XX Chronograph

Origins: The Type XX Chronograph

Among military watch enthusiasts, there are numerous hero pieces. Most famous are the 12 time-only-with-small-seconds W.W.W. watches commissioned by the British Ministry of Defence, and now known as the “Dirty Dozen”. Of late, Lemania chronographs supplied to the RAF and other services have been shooting up in value. ...

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Up Close with the Breguet Marine Équation Marchante 5887

Up Close with the Breguet Marine Équation Marchante 5887

Unusually for a Breguet wristwatch, which is often the embodiment of classical design, the Marine Équation Marchante 5887 is notably contemporary. The styling retains many signature Breguet design elements but is distinctly modern, while the complex movement blends traditional decoration with high-tech materials and ...

Marie Antoinette’s Watch: Adultery, Larceny & Perpetual Motion

Marie Antoinette’s Watch: Adultery, Larceny & Perpetual Motion

On August 16, 2006, Zion Yakubov, a small-time antiquities dealer in Tel Aviv, met with a lawyer representing an anonymous American client who needed some old watches authenticated.  The lawyer handed Yakubov some poorly packed boxes containing 40 old watches, among which a stunned Yakubov found the most famous watch ...

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