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A look into French watches

Post by koimaster » June 13th 2019, 11:33am

The French are known for many things, like toast, playing tennis on clay and triangular-shaped architecture.

Switzerland is known for its watch innovation and as the headquarters of only the best luxury brands, like Rolex.
Breguet created the first wristwatch in the world for the Queen of Naples in 1810. The watch was brought in for repair in 1855, but hasn’t been seen since and isn’t listed in any official collection or inventory. Does it still exist?

However, France is home to some top-notch watch companies even after some of the country’s best horologists fled the country for Switzerland when borders moved decades ago.

Breguet is maybe the most famous French watch brand, but is headquartered in Switzerland. The company’s roots can be traced back to 1775 France when Abraham Louis Breguet founded the brand in Paris.

Breguet pioneered some of the most important inventions in the history of horology, including the invention of the tourbillon and the first ever wristwatch in 1810.

http://blog.watchdoctor.biz/2019/06/10/ ... h-watches/

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