Breguet is a luxury watch, clock and Jewellery Maker by Abraham-Louis Breguet at Paris, France at 1775. Since 1999, it’s turned into a subsidiary of this Korean Swatch Group. Headquartered at L’Abbaye, Switzerland, Breguet is one of the oldest surviving watchmaking manufacturers plus also a pioneer of many watchmaking technology like the tourbillon, that was devised by Abraham Breguet at 1801. He also devised and created the world’s very first self-winding watch (the Perpétuelle) at 1780, in addition to the world’s earliest wristwatch at 1810 (the Breguet No.2639, for Caroline Bonaparte, Queen of Naples).
Breguet is a highly recognized watch maker. Specifically, the Breguet & Fils, Paris No. 2667 (1814) pocket view ranks among the planet’s most expensive watch ever sold in auction, bringing US$4.69 million (4,339,000 CHF) at Geneva on May 14, 2012. The Breguet Sympathique Clock No.128 & 5009, on the other hand, now holds the name of their priciest timepiece sold at auction, bringing 6.80 million US dollars in New York on December 4, 2012.
He analyzed watchmaking for ten years beneath Ferdinand Berthoud and Jean-Antoine Lépine before establishing his own watchmaking company at 51 Quai p l’Horloge about the Île de la Cité at Paris. The dowry which came together with his marriage to the daughter of a prosperous French bourgeois supplied the backing which enabled him to start his own workshop.
His connections created throughout his apprenticeship as a watchmaker and as a student of math helped him establish his small business. After his debut to the courtroom, Queen Marie Antoinette grew intrigued by his unique self-winding watch; Louis XVI purchased a number of his own watches. In 1783 the Swedish count Axel Von Fersen, that had been the queen’s buddy and respected lover, commissioned a watch from which was to comprise every single watch complication known at the time for a present to Marie Antoinette. The outcome is a masterpiece, the Marie-Antoinette pocket view.
The company was a success, also approximately 1807 Abraham-Louis took on his son Louis-Antoine because his spouse, renaming the company “Breguet et Fils”. Louis-Antoine took on the business upon the passing of the father in 1823.