Breguet is a manufacturer of luxury timepieces and jewellery founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1775 in Paris. Breguet’s first notable customers were the french King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. After being owned by the family for almost a hundred years, the company was taken over by the english watchmaker family Brown in 1870. Another hundred years later the company changed owners multiple times during the quartz crisis. In 1999 the Breguet was acquired by the Swatch Group.
Today Breguet is one of the oldest watchmakers and highly regarded among watch connoisseurs. Accompanying the brands old age is also a remarkable portfolio of watchmaking inventions and technologies. Some of the inventions Breguet is responsible for are the first automatic watch, the tourbillon and the world’s first wristwatch, made for Caroline Bonaparte. Breguet is well known for its high-class clientele including Nicolas Sarkozy, Napoléon Bonaparte, Sir Winston Churchill and Ettore Bugatti. Today some of Breguet’s most popular models are the Classique and Tradition watchlines.