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THE BREGUET TOURBILLON AT THE HEART OF GENEVA

23/01/2013

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, Montres Breguet celebrated the launching of its new travelling exhibition at Geneva’s Cité du Temps and timed to coincide with the SIHH. Entitled “Breguet, the innovator. Inventor of the Tourbillon” this exhibit pays tribute to Abraham-Louis Breguet, who was at the origin of pivotal inventions in the world of Fine Watchmaking.

In 1801, A-L. Breguet develops the tourbillon in response to a longstanding problem: the fact that gravity exercises a detrimental effect on the regularity of a movement by generating variations in rate. This supremely ingenious invention turns out to be exceedingly difficult to produce, and of all Breguet’s brilliant ideas, is undoubtedly the toughest to implement. Making a tourbillon is not within reach of all watchmakers, and only the finest prove capable of producing one after the expiration of the patent awarded for this invention. 

The didactic and interactive exhibition “Breguet, the innovator. Inventor of the Tourbillon” immerses visitors into a dedicated area where the secrets of this prodigious invention are revealed to them. It is opened for public in Geneva until February 24, 2013, and will then tour other European cities, before travelling across Asia, the Middle East and the United States.