Abraham-Louis Breguet – often credited as the father of fine watchmaking – founded Breguet in 1775 in Paris, though the company would later move its production to Vallée de Joux in Switzerland. In its early years, Breguet’s noteworthy clientele included many aristocrats and nobility including Queen Marie Antoinette and Napoleon Bonaparte.
Breguet invented many of the watch complications and timekeeping technologies that are still in use today, including the very first wrist watch, the first self-winding watch, and the tourbillon. This commitment to creativity and cutting-edge development has continued through to today, with Breguet filing over 116 patents since 2002.
Today, Breguet manufacturers a wide range of Swiss time pieces including the Classique, Marine, Tradition, Heritage, Reine de Naples, and Type XX / XXI / XXII lines.