Breguet introduced Tourbillon Day, a new day of celebration in honor of the anniversary of the original patent for the tourbillon. Breguet’s namesake Abraham-Louis Breguet was awarded the patent on June 26, 1801 in France.
The Tourbillon Movement
Breguet sought a solution to the issue of gravity and its effect on accurate timekeeping. The movement consists of a mounted escapement and balance wheel in a rotating cage. The entire balance wheel and escapement rotate continuously at a slow rate. The theory is the rotation averages out the errors due from gravity. Read more about what a tourbillon is and how it works
The tradition of high watchmaking continues with the current collection of Breguet watches
. The brand introduces exciting new pieces each year while producing watches with their signature tourbillon movement.
Famous historical figures that have worn Breguet timepieces include Queen Marie-Antoinette and Napoléon Bonaparte.