Appointed the watchmaker of the French Royal Navy, the most prestigious title a watchmaker could receive, Abraham-Louis Breguet designed marine chronometers that shaped the success of great expeditions. Today this rich heritage inspires the Marine collection.
On October 27th 1815, Abraham-Louis Breguet was appointed chronometer maker to the French Royal Navy by the king of France, Louis XVIII. This title was not only a symbol of recognition and prestige, but also involved exercising a truly important role on behalf of the nation. At the time, marine chronometers were vital for fleets, since they enabled calculations of ships’ positions. Therefore, they had to be accurate and able to withstand the constant pitching and rolling of the boats. Today, Marine watches are based on the traditional Breguet values, while interpreting them in a contemporary way. Their sturdy construction, reinforced case and protected crown, along with refined craftsmanship, endow them with an elegant and sporting nature that makes them suitable for wear in all circumstances