Breguet watches

Breguet watches

Breguet watches
Breguet watches

Breguet watches

Breguet watches part of The Swatch Group, it is a Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches, founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet in Paris in 1775.

1747

Abraham-Louis Breguet born in Neuchâtel at Switzerland.

1775

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.

1780

This is the year of the invention of the watch known as the perpetual or automatic.

Breguet watches
Breguet watches

1782

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.

1783

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).

1784

Abraham-Louis Breguet officially recognized as Master Watchmaker.

1786

This is the year of the appearance of the BREGUET guilloche dial.

1789

This year where he invented the Breguet pawl key and of natural escapement without oil.

Breguet watches
Breguet watches

1790

This is the year of invention of the “Pare-Chute” shock-proofing.

1792

On this year was the development of the Chappe optic telegraph mechanism.

1795

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.

1796

This is the year when the invention of the Souscription watch idea.

 

Souscription Watch & Tact Watch

1798

Abraham-Louis Breguet invented the musical chronometer.

Breguet watches
Breguet watches

1799

This is the year of invention of the Tact Watch.

1801

The year of invention of the Tourbillon Regulator.

1807

Antoine-Louis Breguet joined the company.

1810

On 1810 was the first wristwatch in history, for the Queen of Naples, Caroline Murat, (sister of the Emperor Napoleon l).

1814

Abraham-Louis Breguet became member of the Office of Longitudes.

1815

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.

1815

This year the double spring drum watch created.

Breguet watches
Breguet watches

1823

Abraham-Louis Breguet died, his son Antoine-Louis took up over the business.

1830

During 1830 they were able the invent the first watch without key-driven winding mechanism.

1833

Antoine-Louis Breguet passed the house on to his son, Louis-Clément, BREGUET, NEPHEW and Co. founded.

1870

The factory manager Edward Brown took over the house

1939

This was the first year for Sidereal timepiece.

1970

On 1970 the brand was taken over by the brothers Pierre and Jacques Chaumet, Parisian jewellers.

1976

On 1976 was the opening of new Breguet workshop in Brassus (Switzerland).

Breguet watches
Breguet watches

1987

Breguet passed into the hands of the INVESTORS CORPORATION.

The brand moved into the South East Asian market and consolidated lasting growth.

1990

Pendule Sympathique Wristwatch (see 1795)

1991

1991 was the year of the wristwatch with perpetual equation of time.

1994

On this year was the opening of new workshop in l’Abbaye.

1999

The Horology Group BREGUET taken over by the SWATCH GROUP/SMH.

2002

“Queen of Naples” mechanism for lunar phases patented.

2003

This is the year of patented locking alarm function with column wheel system and alarm index to time zones (on Tzar’s Alarm).

 

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