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Breguet

Breguet is a Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches, founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet in Paris in 1775. Currently part of The Swatch Group, its timepieces are now produced in the Vallée de Joux in Switzerland

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Origins: The Type XX Chronograph

Origins: The Type XX Chronograph

Among military watch enthusiasts, there are numerous hero pieces. Most famous are the 12 time-only-with-small-seconds W.W.W. watches commissioned by the British Ministry of Defence, and now known as the “Dirty Dozen”. Of late, Lemania chronographs supplied to the RAF and other services have been shooting up in value. ...

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Up Close with the Breguet Marine Équation Marchante 5887

Up Close with the Breguet Marine Équation Marchante 5887

Unusually for a Breguet wristwatch, which is often the embodiment of classical design, the Marine Équation Marchante 5887 is notably contemporary. The styling retains many signature Breguet design elements but is distinctly modern, while the complex movement blends traditional decoration with high-tech materials and ...

Marie Antoinette’s Watch: Adultery, Larceny & Perpetual Motion

Marie Antoinette’s Watch: Adultery, Larceny & Perpetual Motion

On August 16, 2006, Zion Yakubov, a small-time antiquities dealer in Tel Aviv, met with a lawyer representing an anonymous American client who needed some old watches authenticated.  The lawyer handed Yakubov some poorly packed boxes containing 40 old watches, among which a stunned Yakubov found the most famous watch ...

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Introducing The Breguet Marine Équation Marchante 5887

Introducing The Breguet Marine Équation Marchante 5887

The Breguet Marine Équation Marchante 5887 was the biggest news from Breguet this year – you might almost say they launched a new flagship model. It's a relatively large, platinum cased watch, and by far the most complicated timepiece in the Marine collection – it's a perpetual calendar, with running equation of ...

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REVIEW: BREGUET HÉRITAGE GRANDE DATE REF. 5410

REVIEW: BREGUET HÉRITAGE GRANDE DATE REF. 5410

Breguet have an illustrious history behind them, and currently produce pieces along a few themes: Classique (round case), Type XX (sports themed), Marine (with crown guards) and Héritage (tonneau case). The gents also have La Tradition which feature open-faced watches with movement on the front and a small face, while ...

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Breguet Classique 7147 ‘Grand Feu’ Enamel Dial Watch Hands-On

Breguet Classique 7147 ‘Grand Feu’ Enamel Dial Watch Hands-On

Breguet seems to be a brand that requires a deeper understanding of the craft of watchmaking to appreciate. Opting to go for the discreet yet magnificently executed route, many Breguet pieces made today embody the brand's long and storied history. The Breguet Classique Chronométrie 7727 is an excellent example. To ...

Watchspotting: 2017 Justice League Comic Con Sneak Peek Trailer

Watchspotting: 2017 Justice League Comic Con Sneak Peek Trailer

Superman’s (Henry Cavill) sacrifice in the fight against Doomsday, in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice chapter of the story, compels Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) to assemble a team of superheroes to take on the latest super-villain threat (well, at least, just in the DC universe) to the ...

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