Breguet et Fils

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Breguet et Fils history

Breguet was founded in 1775, in Paris by Abraham-Louis Breguet, which makes it one of the oldest surviving luxury watch brands. In 1807, his son, Louis-Antoine, became his partner, renaming the company as “Breguet et Fils” which means “Breguet and Sons”. Then, it was owned by the English Brown family from 1870 to 1970. The French factory was closed in 1976, by its owner, Chaumet, moving its production to Vallée de Joux, Switzerland, making high-end watches now at the Nouvelle Lemania factory. Since 1999, the Breguet group has been part of The Swatch Group, considering Breguet the premier Swatch brand. In 1810, Breguet successfully produced the world’s first wristwatch. Breguet not only produces luxury watches but also women’s jewelry, writing instruments, and cufflinks.

Overview

Breguet is considered a pioneer in watchmaking technologies with watch models invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet himself. It fascinates collectors through its overwhelming designs and craftsmanship. Breguet watches are famous for their guilloché dials, coin-edge cases, and blue pomme hands, now known as “Breguet hands”.

Celebrities wearing Breguet et Fils

 Queen Marie Antoinette was fascinated by Breguet’s unique, self-winding watch and the history stated that Louis XVI bought many of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s watches. Moreover, Axel Von Fersen, the Swedish count who was the Queen Marie’s friend and reputed lover, commissioned in 1783 a watch from Breguet, which was the most complicated watch in such era, as a gift to the queen. It was Breguet’s masterpiece, the Marie Antoinette. Moreover, Luke Bryan, the country music star, chose a Breguet for the red carpet in 2016. Also, Breguet is one of the favorite brands of Vladimir Putin.

There isn’t enough Luke Bryan on imgur.

Most popular Breguet et Fils models and collections

Marine Équation Marchante 5887

It’s famous for its distinctive design, looking more like a miniature of the sea on the wrist. It’s one of the Breguet Marine collection, representing the French Navy’s first ship in 1758. It has numerous luxurious details such as a wave-style guilloché dial and sharp harpoon style hands as well as a running solar hand decorating the tip with a nice little golden sun.

Double Tourbillon 5347

It’s worth collecting due to its fine taste and perfect design. It’s a Grande Complication in 18 carat rose gold or platinum sporting 2 independent tourbillons with a bridge to a center plate completing a rotation each 12 hours. Moreover, it has the famous guilloche silver dial. This Double Tourbillon has 50-hour power reserve which is impressive for a double tourbillon.

Classique 5140

It’s a self-winding movement with seconds sub-dial, coming in 18 carat white gold or other versions of gold. It’s also waterproof (up to 30 m). It’s characterized by high functionality with silicon balance spring and lever.

Tradition 7097

It mixes between both fashionable and sporty styles but of more complication, representing the fusion between class and mechanics. It’s a self-winding movement, coming in 18 carat white or rose gold. It’s famous for its signature retrograde small seconds at 10 o’clock and the off-centered dial in silvered gold as well as the sapphire case back.

Type XXII 3817

It’s the answer for collectors looking for a blend between class and coolness. It’s a self-winding chronograph movement with a steel case and a sapphire-crystal case back. It’s ideal for a daily timer as it has a 48-hour power reserve. It also has luminescent Arabic numerals.

Breguet et Fils price range

You can own a Breguet watch for more than $6,000.

There also are models of Breguet which can cost you even around $200,000.

Top Breguet models over $15,000

Breguet Tradition Mechanical (Hand-Winding) Skeletonized Dial Mens Watch 7067BR/G1/9W6 (Certified Pre-Owned)

$23,950.00  in stock
1 new from $23,950.00
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Features

  • Pre-Owned Breguet Tradition 7067BR/G1/9W6 Rose Gold Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • This watch is Certified Pre-Owned in New or Like New condition. Watch may show subtle scratches. The case should exhibit no dents or dings and the bracelet should show little wear or stretch. The watch keeps time according to manufacturer's specification and needs no mechanical service.
  • Comes with Box and Papers
  • Watch Year : 2010-2019 . All images shown are of the actual watch.
  • Watch comes with 15-month warranty

Breguet Tradition Mechanical (Hand-Winding) Skeletonized Dial Mens Watch 7067BR/G1/9W6 (Certified Pre-Owned)

$23,950.00  in stock
1 new from $23,950.00
Buy Now
Amazon.com
as of October 23, 2020 4:52 pm

Features

  • Pre-Owned Breguet Tradition 7067BR/G1/9W6 Rose Gold Mechanical (Hand-winding)
  • This watch is Certified Pre-Owned in New or Like New condition. Watch may show subtle scratches. The case should exhibit no dents or dings and the bracelet should show little wear or stretch. The watch keeps time according to manufacturer's specification and needs no mechanical service.
  • Comes with Box and Papers
  • Watch Year : 2010-2019 . All images shown are of the actual watch.
  • Watch comes with 15-month warranty




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