This philosophy is entirely in tune with my vision of fine watchmaking: its ability to push the boundaries of horological construction, blending aesthetics with mechanical constraints, makes it a full-fledged art in its own right.
Breguet is not only a brand embodying watchmaking excellence, but also a part of our cultural heritage, brimming with history and emotions. The timepieces emerging from the Manufacture Breguet are works of art rendered unique by the artisans’ hand, and endowed with genuine soul. Technology dedicated to serving Art is our watchword, and creating technical masterpieces is our daily challenge. A mere stylistic exercise? Far from it: our technical accomplishments are intended to provide tangible improvements to the performances of the watch, its precision and its daily use, the sole purpose being to satisfy the person who has acquired it.
From the start, Breguet had woven close ties with science and astronomy, placing the brand at the heart of European intellectual development. My grandfather and I have made a priority of Research & Development. Today more than ever, engineers and watchmakers play a pioneering role, working notably on fields such as magnetism, high frequency and the properties of new materials – like silicon and Liquidmetal® – resulting in major breakthroughs for the entire watch industry. Breguet takes pride in offering exceptional models – as is vividly illustrated by the Classique Chronométrie, a masterpiece of precision presented in 2013 and equipped with a magnetic pivot.
It is this singular alchemist’s blend of hand-craftsmanship expertise and cutting-edge technologies that I invite you to explore through our collections.
Marc A. Hayek
President and CEO of Montres Breguet SA