Breguet is not only a luxury watch manufacturer but is also a jewelry maker. Founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1775, the brand has its foundation in the hills of Paris, France. Since 1999, the company has become a subsidiary of the Swiss Swatch Group. Considered as one of the oldest watchmaking brands still existing today, Breguet can also be hailed as the pioneer of several technologies that are used in watchmaking in the current times as well. In 1780, Abraham-Louis Breguet invented the very first self-winding watch and named it “the Perpertuelle.”
The history of Breguet is filled with royalty. The kings and queens took notice of Breguet’s watchmaking abilities, and Caroline Bonaparte, the Queen of Naples, got herself the wrist watch from the celebrated watchmaker in 1810. Over the years, Breguet’s fame became so widespread that the likes of Queen Victoria, Napoleon Bonaparte, Sir Winston Churchill, Alexandre I of Russia, King George III, Ettore Bugatti and many other eminent personalities showed interest in his watches and owned them. Breguet watches are mostly identified by their coin-edge cases and blue pomme hands. Apart from the luxury watches, Breguet also boasts of some amazing collections of cufflinks, writing instruments and women’s jewelry.