Breguet

Breguet Hvelplund


B
reguet, dating back to 1775, is known to have been the preferred watch of some of the biggest names, such as Victor Hugo, Winston Churchill, Napoleon Bonaparte and George Washington.

In 1801 patented Abraham Louis Breguet the complicated tourbillon function, which is a horologisk construction, to cancel out the earth's attraction on the work and thus helps to keep the clock accuracy.

In 1929, developed the Breguet the first wristwatch with a perpetual calendar (perpetual calendar), which also had a moon phase. The movement was by manual winding and measured just about 23 mm. in diameter and was equipped with 18 jewels and as a special feature was the “hacking indicators.” The watch was sold at auction d. 14. april 1929 at Antiquorum auction house in Geneva for up 550,000 CHF.

Today is the Copy owned by the Swatch Group, which also owns Omega, Blancpain, Longines, Rado and Tissot.

Breguet knap Hvelplund

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