Al Breguet was born in Neuchatel, Switzerland in 1747. He lived in Paris most of the time, and created countless great inventions in his life, such as the improvement of automatic watches and the invention of the bell spring And suspension, but the biggest impact on the watch industry is the tourbillon.
For a long time, people have deliberately sought to find out how the machinery can synchronize with the rotating stars to obtain the same operating time. But Breguet saw the effects of the reaction. The gravity of the earth generated during the rotation of the earth makes the swing of the balance wheel inconsistent, and it needs another opposite force to control it. The advent of the tourbillon made this ideal a reality.
This device, which generates a reaction force by rotation, was patented in France in 1801. For the next few years, Breguet continued to improve his technology, and it was not until 1805 that he completed one of his tourbillon watches. By the time of his death in 1823, he had made about 35 tourbillon watches. These watches have become treasures in collectibles today.
玑 Breguet was later acquired by the Swatch Group. The year 2000 is the 200th anniversary of the tourbillon. The group decided to open the Breguet store and museum in Paris’s Van Dang Square, and held the 200th anniversary celebration of the tourbillon.
In 1762, when A.L. Breguet was only 15 years old, he immigrated to Paris and began his apprenticeship. Later, Breguet was familiar to the court of Louis XV and made friends with the young Louis XVI, who made an automatic remote questioning watch for the latter’s queen. He often went in and out of the Palace of Versailles where the King lived, and met many nobles, who became his loyal customers.
纪念 To commemorate this event, Breguet has introduced a new tourbillon watch. The surface of white porcelain has a transparent bottom and a carved cover. The cover is engraved with a separate number and the words ‘Breguer a Verdaillea’. The semi-detached cover is controlled by a push button coaxial with the crown. It is available in 18K red gold and white gold, each made in 28 pieces, and has been sold in specialty stores in Paris.
玑 In 1823, Baodi died, and his descendants also have masterpieces. In modern times, the fifth generation of Breguet’s grandson made watches with a flyback timing function in the 1950s. Scientist Einstein and writer Tchaikovsky were loyal users of Breguet. Many people call Breguet the ‘watch king’, saying Breguet is ‘the father of modern watchmaking.’
World historical celebrities such as King Louis XVI, Queen Anthony, Queen Anthony, Tsar Alexander I, Queen Victoria, British Prime Minister Churchill, William Prussia, and U.S. Secretary of State Dulles, etc. The common point is that they are all beloved of Breguet watches.