Breguet watches part of The Swatch Group, it is a Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches, founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet in Paris in 1775.
Abraham-Louis Breguet born in Neuchâtel at Switzerland.
Abraham-Louis Breguet Abraham-Louis Breguet opened his first workshop on the Quai de l’Horloge on the Île de la Cité in Paris, France.
This is the year of the invention of the watch known as the perpetual or automatic.
Abraham-Louis Breguet produced an automatic repeater watch with quarter repeater n° 2 10/82 for Marie-Antoinette Queen of France – see the most expensive watch page.
This is the year of the invention of the ressort-timbre for repeater watches, design of the characteristic hands and numbers in Arabic (the so-called Breguet à pommes and Breguet figures).
Abraham-Louis Breguet officially recognized as Master Watchmaker.
This is the year of the appearance of the BREGUET guilloche dial.
This year where he invented the Breguet pawl key and of natural escapement without oil.
This is the year of invention of the “Pare-Chute” shock-proofing.
On this year was the development of the Chappe optic telegraph mechanism.
On 1975 was the first recorded description of the “Pendule Sympathique”, a matching clock and watch that were fitted together to synchronise them when winding. The perpetual calendar, Breguet Spiral and ruby cylinder also developed.
This is the year when the invention of the Souscription watch idea.
Souscription Watch & Tact Watch
Abraham-Louis Breguet invented the musical chronometer.
This is the year of invention of the Tact Watch.
The year of invention of the Tourbillon Regulator.
Antoine-Louis Breguet joined the company.
On 1810 was the first wristwatch in history, for the Queen of Naples, Caroline Murat, (sister of the Emperor Napoleon l).
Abraham-Louis Breguet became member of the Office of Longitudes.
Abraham-Louis Breguet became Horologer to the Royal Navy, entered Academy of Sciences and was awarded Legion of Honour by King Louis XVlll in person.
This year the double spring drum watch created.
Abraham-Louis Breguet died, his son Antoine-Louis took up over the business.
During 1830 they were able the invent the first watch without key-driven winding mechanism.
Antoine-Louis Breguet passed the house on to his son, Louis-Clément, BREGUET, NEPHEW and Co. founded.
The factory manager Edward Brown took over the house
This was the first year for Sidereal timepiece.
On 1970 the brand was taken over by the brothers Pierre and Jacques Chaumet, Parisian jewellers.
On 1976 was the opening of new Breguet workshop in Brassus (Switzerland).
Breguet passed into the hands of the INVESTORS CORPORATION.
The brand moved into the South East Asian market and consolidated lasting growth.
Pendule Sympathique Wristwatch (see 1795)
1991 was the year of the wristwatch with perpetual equation of time.
On this year was the opening of new workshop in l’Abbaye.
The Horology Group BREGUET taken over by the SWATCH GROUP/SMH.
“Queen of Naples” mechanism for lunar phases patented.
This is the year of patented locking alarm function with column wheel system and alarm index to time zones (on Tzar’s Alarm).