Tag: Breguet

Founded in 1775 by Abraham-Louis Breguet in Paris, the company has a rich history in horological innovations and has been credited with several key inventions in the world of watchmaking.

Breguet introduced the world to the tourbillon, a mechanism that counters the effects of gravity to increase the precision of mechanical timepieces. He also pioneered the “Breguet overcoil”, a specific design of the balance spring that improves the balance’s isochronism.

Breguet’s clientele has included some of history’s most prominent figures, including Napoleon Bonaparte, Queen Marie Antoinette, and Winston Churchill. As a result, Breguet watches are often associated with luxury, prestige, and historical significance.