Breguet in literature

The number of references to Breguet watches in French and foreign literature is an indication of the remarkable reputation enjoyed by both the firm and its founder. Breguet is so deeply rooted in European culture that the name is virtually a sine qua non of any depiction of the aristocracy, the bourgeoisie or, quite simply, a life of luxury and elegance.

Stendhal, Prosper Mérimée, Alexander Pushkin, Honoré de Balzac, Alexandre Dumas, Henry Murger and Victor Hugo are only some of the writers who have made reference to Breguet in their works, followed closer to our own day by John Fowles, Patrick O’Brian and Jiro Asada.