Founded in 1775 by Abraham-Louis Breguet, the firm of Breguet has occupied a unique position in the field of prestige watchmaking.
Founded in 1775 by Abraham-Louis Breguet, the firm of Breguet has occupied a unique position in the field of prestige watchmaking. Considered the greatest watchmaker of all time, Abraham-Louis Breguet was the father of modern watchmaking, an innovator in both the technical and aesthetic fields. A work of reference containing a wealth of previously unpublished information, this is also a sumptuous art book, distinguished by the elegance of its design and the excellence of its illustrations. In addition, the author skillfully combines the histories of art, technical developments, politics.
A one-of-a-kind publication, author Emmanuel Breguet describes the life and work of his ancestor, the brilliant watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823), with narrative connecting to today’s company, Montres Breguet, helmed by President & CEO Marc A. Hayek. A dedicated chapter pays homage to the actions undertaken by Swatch Group founder, Nicolas G. Hayek, as the head of the brand from 1999 to 2010. Originally published in 1997, this book became a classic among horology enthusiasts and quickly went out of print.
Items related to Breguet, Watchmakers Since 1775: The Life and . Square 4to, 383 p. English text translated from the French by Barbara Mellor. Bibliographic Details. Title: Breguet, Watchmakers Since 1775: The Life.
Items related to Breguet, Watchmakers Since 1775: The Life and Legacy. Home Breguet, Emmanuel Breguet, Watchmakers Since 1775: The Life and Legacy of Abraham. Breguet, Watchmakers Since 1775: The Life and Legacy of Abraham Louis Breguet (1747-1823). Bookseller Inventory 064510. Ask Seller a Question. Publisher: Alain de Gourcuff, Paris. Publication Date: 1997. Illustrator: Profusely illustrated.
Abraham-Louis Breguet (10 January 1747 – 17 September 1823), born in Neuchâtel, then a Prussian principality, was a horologist who made many innovations in the course of a career in watchmaking in France. In his lifetime he was considered the leading watchmaker of his day, and he built up a clientele that included many leading public figures and members of the European nobility.
Breguet, Watchmakers Since 1775 book. A work of reference containing a wealth of previously unpublished information, t Founded in 1775 by Abraham-Louis Breguet, the firm of Breguet has occupied a unique position in the field of prestige watchmaking.
The new book focuses on the life, work, and horological innovations of Abraham L. Breguet, detailing the story of. . Breguet, detailing the story of his rise to prominence as one of pre-Revolutionary France's most famed and sought-after watchmakers; the difficult years during the French Revolution during which he was forced to close his Paris workshops and return to his home in Switzerland; and his return. to Paris, with the development of an international network that brought Breguet clocks and watches far abroad from France.
Breguet: Watchmakers since 1775 : The Life and Legacy of Abraham-louis Breguet, 1747-1823.
Abraham-Louis Breguet was a horologist who made many innovations in the course of a career in watchmaking in France. During the French Revolutionhe fled in 1792 to Switzerland, returning in 1794 to set up a workshop in Paris, where he died on September 17, 1823.
This Breguet, the future horologist's great-uncle, withdrew to the village of Môtiers as he became .
This Breguet, the future horologist's great-uncle, withdrew to the village of Môtiers as he became acquainted with the writer and helped him in various ways. In his own way, he prevented the author of the Social Contract from being completely shut off from the world during his Jurassian retirement. The ancestry of Abraham-Louis has been entirely reconstituted, up to a certain Jean Breguet who may have fought in the famous battle of Marignan in 1515, when the Duke of Milan's swiss soldiers were crushed by the armies of François I. However, we would still have to discover which side he fought for, since the inhabitants of Neuchâtel were the Confederates'.
Abraham-Louis Breguet was a Swiss watchmaker. He is regarded as the most important watch maker and inventor in the history of time measurement. Abraham-Louis Breguet is born on 10 January 1747 in the Swiss town Neuchâtel (German: Neuenburg, formerly: Neufchâtel), which then belongs to the Kingdom of Prussia. He completes an apprenticeship with his stepfather Joseph Tattet in Neuchâtel and from about 1763 in Versailles.