The House of Breguet, founded in 1775 by Abraham-Louis Breguet, holds a unique position in the world of watchmaking. Acknowledged as one of the most prolific inventors of his time, having developed the tourbillon, gong spring, pare-chute shock protector, and Breguet balance spring, Abraham-Louis Breguet received recognition for his creativity and talent across a number of Europe’s royal courts. Breguet’s distinguished patrons include some of the greatest figures in history: Queen Marie-Antoinette, Napoleon Bonaparte, Tsar Alexander I and Winston Churchill, to mention but a few. In 1815, King Louis XVIII of France would go on to appoint Breguet as Chronometer-maker to the Royal Navy. This marked the beginning of a long tradition of putting the House’s expertise to work for navigators, first for those in the navy and then for aviation. The House of Breguet is the epitome of excellence in watchmaking. Today, the artisans of the Breguet Manufacture continue to make unique works of art that bear witness to the brand’s rich history.