Turning the pages of the watch mastery history of Europe you can meet a big number of examples of success of the renowned brands, which became powerful manufacture giants and admirers of the traditions dating back centuries. These giants have been following traditions since their foundation and have confidently been going ahead reaching enormous popularity. It is impossible not to notice Breguet brand, the history of which is worth admiration, among all world-wide known trading houses.
The founder of the Breguet brand, which became iconic, Abraham-Louis Breguet was born in Switzerland, but he connected both his business and life with Paris. In 1775, an inexperienced watch master at that time opened his first shop selling watches in Paris. Soon the rumor about a very perspective master spread around the whole Europe, very wealthy customers and even people of royal lineage started visiting Abraham Breguet’s shop. Unfortunately, gloomy times of the French revolution made the watchmaker return to Switzerland, where he opened his own workshop. The master has not stayed there for a long time and in 1795 he left his motherland and returned to France, where he continued to develop his business and set his sights on the development of his own watch mechanisms for the most ordinary watches.
Since the moment of the company foundation and up to the death of its mastermind and “powerful engine” on the way to the progress it has managed to reach much: the first watches with the automatic oscillator were represented in 1780, the 1790th year strengthened the fame of the brand due to the invention of the system that has no analogues in the world and is resistant to hits, it was called “parachute” (pare-chuté). One of the most impressive for Breguet years was 1801, when June, 26 he received a patent for the discovery of tourbillion mechanism for the watch world, which was given to him by the Minister of Internal Affairs of France in flesh. After this every person, who wished, could buy genuine Breguet watches for the price that is lower than the one of other watches manufactures.
Wrist authentic Breguet watches, which were produced by Breguet manufacture, were honored by royal representatives, cultural, scientific workers and diplomats over the whole Europe, it was the King of France Louis XVIII, who awarded a great master with the Legion of Honor. Abraham Breguet died in 1823, but his labor has made a revolution in the world of measurement instrumentation “that is always flowing away through the fingers of time”. After the watch industry guru’s death the company has been in decline for a long time until in 1999 it was not taken charge of Nicolas Hayek, who inspired it with a new lease of life, brought new ideas and innovatory solutions having preserved traditions and Breguet’s acquisitions. Besides, it was easier to buy original Breguet watches, the price of which attracted more and more clients.
The most popular collections released by the brand are: Classique Collection, the watches of which combine many years of the company traditions, put in the classic case in combination with the noble materials and hand-made engraving. Every person can buy luxurious Breguet watches with warranty and shipping; it will help to emphasize style and status. Grandes Complications collection represents ones of the most technologically complex mechanisms put into the elegant classic cases, which were also slightly affected by “innovation hand”. Marine collection is an heiress of the created by Breguet himself collection for French Navy, but it was performed in the contemporary forms and more sportive style. Heritage Collection line differs in an unusual form of the dial and elegance, curved lines, carefulness and extravagance. Type XX Collection involves stylish technically perfect and characteristic watches represented in this collection. They are also equipped with automatic oscillator and are performed in a casual style.