Breguet Watches

Often referred to as the father of modern watchmaking, Abraham-Louis Breguet, founder of Breguet in Paris in 1775, invented so many watchmaking concepts in his quest for perfection, not the least of which was the tourbillon escapement (a cage that compensates for errors in timekeeping due to the effects of gravity). Today, Breguet, owned by the Swatch Group, continues to forge ahead with innovation and invention – regularly pushing the creative envelope for complicated high-horology minute repeaters, tourbillons, and more.

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Breguet Classique 7337
Breguet
Classique 7337
42,776 USD
Breguet Classique 7337
Breguet
Classique 7337
42,776 USD
Breguet Classique 8068
Breguet
Classique 8068
25,666 USD
Breguet Classique 8068
Breguet
Classique 8068
25,666 USD
Breguet Tradition Tourbillon 7047
Breguet
Tradition Tourbillon 7047
188,724 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8905 Valentine 2022
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8905 Valentine 2022
39,211 USD
Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Anniversaire 5365
Breguet
Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Anniversaire 5365
160,920 USD
Breguet Tradition 7035
Breguet
Tradition 7035
79,441 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8938
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8938
198,603 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8938
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8938
198,603 USD
Breguet Type XXI 3815
Breguet
Type XXI 3815
14,768 USD
Breguet Type XXI 3815
Breguet
Type XXI 3815
14,768 USD
Breguet Marine Alarme Musicale 5547
Breguet
Marine Alarme Musicale 5547
39,619 USD
Breguet Marine Alarme Musicale 5547
Breguet
Marine Alarme Musicale 5547
28,416 USD
Breguet Marine Alarme Musicale 5547
Breguet
Marine Alarme Musicale 5547
30,962 USD
Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527
Breguet
Marine Chronograph 5527
21,388 USD
Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527
Breguet
Marine Chronograph 5527
21,388 USD
Breguet Marine 5517
Breguet
Marine 5517
48,785 USD
Breguet Marine 5517
Breguet
Marine 5517
28,416 USD
Breguet Marine Alarme Musicale 5547
Breguet
Marine Alarme Musicale 5547
59,988 USD
Breguet Marine Alarme Musicale 5547
Breguet
Marine Alarme Musicale 5547
28,416 USD
Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527
Breguet
Marine Chronograph 5527
21,388 USD
Breguet Marine Chronograph 5527
Breguet
Marine Chronograph 5527
23,934 USD
Breguet Marine 5517
Breguet
Marine 5517
17,212 USD
Breguet Marine 5517
Breguet
Marine 5517
28,416 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
Price upon request
Breguet Classique 5157
Breguet
Classique 5157
18,638 USD
Breguet Marine 5837
Breguet
Marine 5837
173,141 USD
Breguet Marine 5837
Breguet
Marine 5837
158,475 USD
Breguet Marine 5839
Breguet
Marine 5839
Price upon request
Breguet Marine Alarme Musicale 5547
Breguet
Marine Alarme Musicale 5547
39,619 USD
Breguet Marine Alarme Musicale 5547
Breguet
Marine Alarme Musicale 5547
28,416 USD
Breguet Marine Chronographe 5527
Breguet
Marine Chronographe 5527
21,388 USD
Breguet Marine Chronographe 5527
Breguet
Marine Chronographe 5527
21,388 USD
Breguet Marine 5517
Breguet
Marine 5517
28,416 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples Jour/Nuit 8999
Breguet
Reine de Naples Jour/Nuit 8999
224,065 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8978
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8978
152,772 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples Jour/Nuit 8998
Breguet
Reine de Naples Jour/Nuit 8998
123,236 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples Jour/Nuit 8998
Breguet
Reine de Naples Jour/Nuit 8998
122,217 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8967
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8967
18,333 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8967
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8967
15,379 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8973
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8973
203,696 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8965
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8965
Price upon request
Breguet Reine de Naples 8958
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8958
65,794 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8965
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8965
Price upon request
Breguet Reine de Naples 8939
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8939
265,823 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8939
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8939
233,944 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8939
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8939
372,152 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
Price upon request
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
40,230 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
Price upon request
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
36,156 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
59,377 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
36,156 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
Price upon request
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
65,488 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
41,248 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
Price upon request
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
37,174 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
Price upon request
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
61,414 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
71,293 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
37,174 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
60,396 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
66,201 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8928
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8928
39,211 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8918
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8918
59,377 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8918
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8918
36,156 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8918
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8918
59,377 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8918
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8918
36,156 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8918
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8918
71,293 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8918
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8918
55,405 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8918
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8918
37,174 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8918
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8918
61,414 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8918
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8918
52,146 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8909
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8909
232,926 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8918
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8918
35,137 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8918
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8918
56,322 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8909
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8909
233,944 USD
Breguet Reine de Naples 8909
Breguet
Reine de Naples 8909
117,023 USD

History of Breguet

Founded in 1775 by Abraham-Louis Breguet in Paris, Breguet is a luxury watch brand with a vibrant history. This Swiss watch brand named after its creator is famous for the invention of the tourbillon, which has made it an influential brand in watchmaking history.

The first automatically wound watch, The Perpétuelle, was developed in 1780, shortly after Breguet’s debut in 1775. Breguet introduced the Gong-spring in 1783, which paved the way for minute repeater watches in the 19th century. Breguet also introduced its peculiar “moon tip” hands in 1783, which contrasted with the Baroque design of the era.

Breguet introduced the guilloche dial decoration technique in 1786. However, its most significant contribution came in 1801, when the brand’s founder came up with the tourbillon. Even today, this gravity-defying mechanism remains a fundamental part of Swiss watchmaking and will continue to influence it for many years to come.

The firm changed its name to “Breguet et Fils” (Breguet and sons) when Abraham-Louis Breguet brought his son Louis-Antoine Breguet into the business in 1807. In 1823, when his father passed away, Louis-Antoine took over and eventually passed Breguet on to his son, Louis Clément Francois, when he retired in 1833. 

After Louis Antonie, the great-grandson of Abraham Louis, retired in 1870, Edward Brown, an English watchmaker, took over Breguet. From 1870 to 1970, the Brown family ran the company. In the 1970s and 1980s, when the quartz crisis hit, ownership of the company changed several times. In the interim, the company closed its French factory and moved the production to Valleé de Joux, Switzerland, where it remains today under the ownership of the Swatch Group.

Breguet Inventions

1780- Breguet invented world’s first automatic watch called the Perpétuelle.

1783- Breguet invented the Gong-spring and Breguet Pomme watch hands known for their eccentric “moon tip” design.

1790- Abraham-Louis Breguet invented the Pare-chute, a partial shock-resistance mechanism for watches. 

1801- Abraham Louis invented the tourbillon.

1810- Breguet invented the world’s first wristwatch called Breguet No. 2639. Breguet designed it for Caroline Bonaparte, Queen of Naples.

Marie Antoinette Pocket Watch

An admirer of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, commissioned Breguet to design a self-winding gold pocket watch for her in 1783. This Breguet pocket watch No. 160 took 43 years to create, which unfortunately was 34 years after the beheading of Marie Antoinette during the first French Revolution.

Who owns Breguet?

The Swatch Group acquired Breguet from Investcorp in 1999 and remains part of the Swatch Group today.

Fun Fact – Napoleon Bonaparte and Breguet

French leader Napoleon Bonaparte purchased the Breguet No. 178 carriage clock and took it into battle in Egypt on April 24th, 1798. This timepiece amounted to a delicate travel carriage clock that featured a silver face with additional windows showing the date, month, and day of the week.

Breguet Collections

Breguet Tradition Collection

Breguet’s Tradition timepieces draw inspiration from the legendary Breguet souscription watches produced by Abraham-Louis Breguet. These timepieces for men and women elegantly combine traditional and avant-garde styling with horological complications.

Breguet Classique Collection

The Breguet Classique collection and Classique Complications collections are, as their name indicates, a line of classic watches for men and women. The timepieces are usually slim and fitted with Breguet complications and signature hands. 

Breguet Marine Collection

Breguet introduced its Marine collection in the early 1990s. Based on historical sea chronometers from when Abraham-Louis Breguet was the chronometer maker to the French Navy. Breguet’s designers have added a sporty twist to this classic style, with a variety of complications like chronographs, alarm function, and perpetual calendars. 

Breguet Type XX – XXI – XXII Collection

The Type XX collections were designed in the 1950s for the French naval air army. The watches in this collection are sporty watches for men, all fitted with Breguet automatic movements.

Breguet Reine De Naples Collection

The Reine de Naples collection features exquisitely-crafted watches for women in elegant designs. This collection truly deserves its title of “Watches fit for a queen.” A hallmark of these watches is their oval-shaped cases with the crown located at 4 o’clock and their single ball-shaped lugs situated at 6 o’clock. 

Breguet Héritage Collection

The Héritage collection includes watches both for men and women, instantly recognizable by the curved tonneau case and elegant lines.

Breguet High Jewellery Collection

The Breguet High Jewellery Collection features exquisite fine jewelry timepieces for women, each one an elaborate piece that exudes exceptional craftsmanship and revolutionizing gem-setting techniques.