A symbol of historical and cultural heritage and technological avant-garde, Breguet has consistently exercised since 1775 a powerful fascination through its capacity for innovation. From inveting the tourbillon to the gong spring, a number of inventions by Abraham-Louis Breguet have made an indelible imprint on the history of Fine Watchmaking.
To this day, and even more so since it was acquired by Swatch Group in 1999, the Manufacture faithfully perpetuates the exceptional heritage bequeathed by its founder, as it continues to offer ever more fascinating timepieces combining technical complications and pure, refined aesthetics. By way of example, in 2010 Breguet launched the Type XXII, the first series-made mechanical chronograph equipped with an escapement operating at a frequency of 10 Hz thanks to silicon. In 2011, the Manufacture presented the Classique Hora Mundi, the first mechanical watch in horological history to feature an instant-jump time-zone display. 2012 brought the launch of the Tradition 7067, equipped with a GMT complication, which thus joined the ranks of the brand’s masterpieces.
An absolute benchmark in the field of Haute Horlogerie, Breguet is further reinforcing its position as an essential stakeholder in the watch industry, particularly through pursuing the vertical integration of its entire range of production activities. 2011 thus saw the incorporation of the Favre et Perret watch case manufacturer which was duly renamed Montres Breguet, Manufacture de boîtes. Moreover, the brand is steadily extending its network of boutiques currently comprising around30 points of sale located in over 20 of the world’s most prestigious cities.
Breguet is part of the Swatch Group- an international group active in the design, manufacture and sale of finished watches, jewelry, watch movements and components. Group’s watch and jewelry brand portfolio: Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Léon Hatot, Omega, Tiffany Watch Co., Longines, Rado, Union Glashütte, Tissot, ck watch & jewelry, Balmain, Certina, Mido, Hamilton, Swatch, Flik Flak and Endura.