Since its creation in 1775, Breguet has never ceased to distinguish itself as one of the world’s elite watchmaking brands, thanks to the avant-garde spirit instilled by its founder Abraham-Louis Breguet. An outstanding scientist and technician, he was always on the lookout for innovations that would bring precision and reliability to timepieces. He was also the originator of numerous inventions within horology such as the tourbillon, the first wristwatch, the pare-chute; as well as Breguet’s “apple” hands. As the initiator of the neo-classical style in watchmaking, his creation of a refined and legible design became the trademark of Breguet and has inspired the aesthetic & trends of many timepiece brands since. This innovative spirit has captivated numerous personalities from the political, economic, and financial elite around the world since the brand’s inception.
Since the Swatch Group acquired Breguet in 1999, the desire to perpetuate the House’s rich heritage while continuing to build the watchmaking of tomorrow is more relevant than ever. Breguet is devoting considerable energy to developing the Research & Development (R&D) department, which has already invented the silicon balance spring and the magnetic pivot. It is in the expert hands of its craftsmen, in the manufacture located in heart of the Vallée de Joux, that each watch is created.
Excellence, know-how, and passion: since 1775 the Breguet brand continues to surprise with watch collections that perpetuate its heritage while aiming for the future.