Breguet is yet another legend of horology. Some call Abraham Louis Breguet the greatest watchmaker of all time. Breguet produced the first automatic watches, the celebrated perptuelles, in 1765 and launched others in 1780. He also patented the tourbillon in 1801 and manufactured the first wrist watch in 1810.
Napolon wore a Breguet watch at Waterloo. Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill kept time with Breguet watches. In literature, a Breguet watch was consulted regularly by Phineas Fogg, the hero of Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days.
One year limited warranty on all Breguet watches.
Exemplary Breguet Product LineLady's Reine de Naples wristwatch, in white gold, features a bezel set with 128 diamonds weighing approx. 0.83cts. Breguet's silvered gold dial, hand-engraved on a rose-engine, is blue natural mother-of-pearl which complements the blued distinctively "Breguet" hands. It also features self-winding movement and also comes in yellow gold. Retail $26,900.
The Men's 'Type XX Transatlantique' fly-back chronograph watch in 18 kt yellow gold features self-winding movement with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. This Breguet is water-resistant to 100 meters this watch has a suggested list price of $21,600.
The Man's Classique Retrograde Seconds watch in 18K yellow gold also features self-winding movement, a gold dial, engine-turned and silvered. A seconds display at 6 o'clock is a unique retrograde feature of this Breguet. The sapphire-crystal case is water-resistant to 30 meters. This model, also available in 18K white gold, lists at $15,800.
The Lady's 'Marine' chronograph in yellow gold watch has self-winding movement with date calendar and a subdial for seconds. The silvered gold dial is hand-engraved on a rose-engine. This Breguet is water-resistant to 30 meters, it retails for $23,950.
Lady's 'Hritage' wristwatch in yellow gold, set in a curved tonneau-shaped case, features small seconds displayed at 6 o'clock. This Breguet has a curved dial of silvered gold and is hand-engraved on a rose-engine. Water-resistant to 30 meters; it lists at $21,500.
Other Breguet Series
Special Collections are unique collector's items, including anniversary edition watches and one-of-a-kind clocks such as the Sympathique.