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Breguet brings the Marie-Antoinette watch and the Petit Trianon estate in Versaille back to life


One year after closing down for restoration and rehabilitation, the Petit Trianon reopens to the public on October 2, 2008. Situated on the National estate of Versailles, the Petit Trianon has just undergone exhaustive restoration financed by Montres Breguet, a leading corporate donor of the Ministry of Culture and Communication.

Montres Breguet’s exemplary donation aims at perpetuating its links with Versailles. As early as 1780 Breguet was the French court’s horologist and a supplier to Marie-Antoinette, whose love of Breguet timepieces was well known. Today, the company that bears his name has both brought a treasure of French neoclassical architecture back to life and rebuilt a celebrated watch ordered from Breguet for the queen in 1783.