If Breguet is special to the fine watches enthusiasts, it is because its founder, Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823), set the standard of fine watchmaking. Ever since he opened his Paris workshop in 1775, he is responsible for some of the most important horological inventions, such as the tourbillon complication. His heirs at Breguet keep on making each watch as a model of supreme horological art.
Today more than ever, the House’s capacity to innovate reflects its vitality. Breguet’s creativity and ingenuity have not dwindled over time, but have on the contrary steadily increased: witness the fact that since 1999 the list of patents registered during this recent period is now considerably longer than that of the founder’s inventions.