Discover the tourbillon, a Breguet invention
Breguet and Les Ambassadeurs welcome watch enthusiasts to see a dedicated exhibition of the brand’s vast collection of Tourbillon timepieces and learn about Breguet’s unparalleled contribution to watchmaking, from November 5 to 30, 2018 in Zurich.
On June 26, 1801, Abraham-Louis Breguet patented a revolutionary mechanism that neutralized the effects of gravity providing incredible precision in mechanical timepieces. This invention was an engineering feat that cemented the illustrious watchmaker’s standing as one of the most innovative figures of all time.
During his lifetime, Abraham-Louis Breguet created 35 tourbillon watches, and fewer than 10 of them are known to survive. The House of Breguet possesses three historical Tourbillon pocket watches and their original archival records.
The Tourbillon exhibition highlights include such fascinating grand complication timepieces from the Breguet modern collections as the Marine équation Marchante 5887, The Classique Tourbillon Messidor 5335 and the Tradition Tourbillon Fusée 7047.
To create the design that time cannot age, Abraham-Louis Breguet turned to the classical rules of proportion and order. The contemporary creations capture the essence of Breguet’s original features. The exhibition displays present the origins of the unmistakeable Breguet signs, such as the Breguet hands, the secret signature, guilloché dials and the Breguet numerals.
The House of Breguet, established since 1775, embodies watchmaking excellence intertwined with European cultural heritage. Its creations have been owned by the world’s most prominent individuals, while Breguet’s famed archives record every watch sold since 1787. Timepieces emerging from the Manufacture Breguet are works of art rendered unique by skilled artisans and endowed with genuine soul. www.breguet.com