The history of breguet watches

The history of breguet watches

The history of breguet watches

Breguet watches have a long history, they have a luxuries and stylish appearance. When you first see Breguet watch, you must be shocked by its design! You would wonder who designed such a beautiful watch and what’s the history of Breguet watch?

Breguet watch founded in 1775 by Abraham Louis Breguet. Breguet was not only a gifted watchmaker, but also a clever businessman. He invented a payment scheme for a special series of watches which are known as the montres a souscription. These watches had a symmetrically built Lepine caliber, a ruby cylinder escapement, a temperature-compensated balance and the above mentioned shock protection for the balance-staff. They had only one hand, but reading the time is no problem thanks to the finely detailed dial. These subscription watches were made in small series of twelve to twenty at a time; customers had to make a down-payment when ordering a watch which allowed Breguet replicato finance production of the whole series.

 Among his numerous inventions, the best-known are the Breguet spiral, found until today in every quality watch and wristwatch, and the tourbillon, the whirlwind — an ingenious device that Breguet invented to compensate for gravity influences on the balance spring in pocket watches. Among his other inventions were a new striking mechanism for repeaters, a new escapement, the so-called echappement naturel, similar to the chronometer escapement (1789), in 1790, the parachute shock protection system, the cylinder escapement with a ruby cylinder, and improvements of Perrelet’s automatic winding mechanism, implemented in his around forty Perpetuelles.

Furthermore, replica Breguet made what we consider today as the first Grande Complication in the history of horology, the watch known as the Marie-Antoinette. This watch was commissioned by the French queen’s guard Monsieur de la Croizette with the explicit order that it should contain all known complications and the greatest possible number of parts made of gold. There were no restrictions as to the time for making the watch or the price. This Breguet watch was only finished in 1827 which means that neither the unfortunate queen (Marie-Antoinette was guillotined in 1793) nor the master watchmaker himself (Breguet died in 1823) ever saw the completed watch. The Marie-Antoinette was a self-winding watch with a perpetual calendar, equation of time indication and a minute repeater. It has disappeared since 1983 when it was stolen from the Jerusalem Institute of Islamic Art.

Nowadays, there are still have replica breguet watches on sale in shops and online stores. These replica breguet watches are the same as the real one looks in appearance. Our website: provide high quality and outstanding replica Breguet watches, you don’t need to worry about that someone would know that the watch you wear is a replica one.



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