Breguet watches are among the most famous luxury watches brands in the world. As in Singapore as all parts of the world Breguet watches symbolise wealth and great taste in watches for men and for women. Breguet watches are today part of the large Swatch Group and they are one of the oldest watch brands in the world that emerged to topple the watch quality competition. Let us see the history of Breguet in a nutshell and their availability in the watch market of Singapore.
Abraham Louis Breguet founded Breguet as early as 1775 in Paris, France and its watches are produced in Vallée de Joux in Switzerland. The brand as we can see is among the great survivors of several centuries. Breguet in the 16th century was already making fine quality watches for the royal families of Europe such as for King Louis Xvi and for the Queen Marie Antoinette as well. Breguet pioneered several watch movement technologies, the most important being the Tourbillon (perpetual) movement which was invented by Mr. Breguet. Breguet watches until today have coin-edge case and guilloche dials with blue “pomme” hands that are also referred to as “Breguet hands”. That is why Mr. Breguet is also called “the Founder of modern watches”.
Breguet Watches’ most famous watch is the Classique Chronograph that is made of 18K gold including 21 diamond stones as a decoration. The silvered and gold dials with the sapphire case backing really make the watch look and work outstandingly. The perpetual calendar shows the day, the date, the month and the phases of the moon. This handmade watch is among the most expensive watches in the world with a price tag of USD 50.000. The Breguet Lady Marine is Breguet Watches’ most beautiful women’s watch made of 18K white gold, including the perpetual calendar and its face made with a Mother of Pearl. Of course, these creations are handmade and therefore exist in highly limited editions. Therefore, Breguet takes direct reservations for a watch which then it will produce for the ordering person. Today’s Breguet collection includes the following main lines:
. Classique includes the simple and the grand complication watches
. Marine: with the presence of the crown guards there watches are mildly water resistant
. Heritage ( tonneau or pillow shaped watches)
. Type XX, XXI which are vintage style pilots’ chronograph watches
. La Tradition featuring beautiful vintage style watches of Breguet
. Reine De Naples: this special collection includes women’s jewellery watches
. Marie Antoinette: Breguet with this special limited edition dedicated to the queen who belonged one of the main royal customers of the brand, has reached extreme success.
In France, almost every president wears Breguet watch and the brand’s further patrons include almost every royal families of Europe and the world, movie stars, presidents, kings and politicians from all around the world.
Breguet operates both Boutiques Breguet and the Boutiques of Tourbillon as well. Breguet also has an outstanding jewellery line next to its luxury watches collections. In Singapore, the label store of Breguet can be found in the Marina Bay Sands Shopping Mall and the Singapore retailers that deal with Breguet wathes include the Hour Glass and the SINCERE boutiques, which are the largest retailers of luxury watches. You can also find quality pieces of Breguet in the store of Swiss Watch Gallery in Resorts World Sentosa. The stores of Hour Glass and SINCERE can be found along the Orchard Road and in most of the quality shopping malls of Singapore.