Breguet, the innovator
Symbolizing a proud historical and cultural heritage as well as avant-garde technology, Breguet has consistently exercised a genuine fascination through its capacity for innovation. From the tourbillon to the gong spring, many of the inventions by Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823) have made their mark on watchmaking history since 1775.
As the enduring benchmark for watchmaking in the great European courts, Breguet has made its way through the ages among illustrious figures such as Marie-Antoinette, Napoleon Bonaparte, Tsar Alexander 1st and Winston Churchill, to mention but a few. Acquired by the Swatch Group in 1999, Breguet continues to strengthen its position as an essential stakeholder in today’s watch industry. Its considerable investments in research and development regularly generate new and original innovations representing the very heart of tomorrow’s haute horlogerie.