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The beginning of the 19th century marks a turning point in the history of watchmaking, coinciding with the birth of one of the most brilliant inventions of all time: the tourbillon. This exceptional discovery is the results of incredible researches done by an extraordinary watchmaker, Abraham-Louis Breguet. On June 26, 1801, he was awarded a patent from the French Minister of the Interior for his new type of regulator, which neutralizes the effects of gravity providing incredible precision in mechanical timepieces.

On June 26, 2013, or 212 years after this discovery, Breguet paid tribute to its founder and the jewel of its inventions on the occasion of a commemorative day in the United States. The Breguet boutiques in New York, Bal Harbour and Las Vegas simultaneously welcomed guests for a champagne toast and viewing the brand’s expansive collection of tourbillon timepieces. 

At the same time as this anniversary, Breguet presents throughout the year a unique travelling exhibition entitled “Breguet, the innovator. Inventor of the Tourbillon”. This exhibit showcases the legacy of the brand and the impact of the tourbillon in modern watchmaking. Launched in Geneva in January 2013, it is touring internationally with as next stops in the United States the Breguet boutique in Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, from October 3 to October 19, 2013, the Tourbillon boutique in Chicago from October 24 to October 29, and the Breguet boutique on Fifth Avenue, New York, from November 7 to November 17, 2013.