The Breguet archives cover over two centuries and include the following:
To round out its current collection, the company is making new acquisitions every year. Today over a 100 timepieces testify to the endlessly inventive mind of A.-L. Breguet as well as to the variety of his contributions to fine horology, all combining technical prowess with elegance of form. One can admire perpétuelles (automatic), souscription, tact, simple or repeating watches, as well as some of the oldest keyless watches, several travel clocks, marine chronometers and military watches.
Very fine, rare and important, silver and gold, early "intermediate stage" experimental "montre de souscription" pocket watch with ruby cylinder escapement.
Sold to Monsieur Durbach on January 8, 1799, for 648 Francs.
Small (médaillon) tact watch, blue-enamelled gold case, diamond-set pointer, tact studs of large round diamonds, silver dial, ruby cylinder escapement. Case diameter: 39mm. Overall diameter with diamonds: 52mm.
Sold on 29 Pluviôse Year 8 (February 18, 1800) to Madame Bonaparte for the sum of 3'000 francs.
Abraham-Louis Breguet’s very first four-minute tourbillon and the third tourbillon watch ever made. Pocket chronometer with fan-shaped power reserve sector calibrated for 35 hours, small hour dial and additional small rings for two subsidiary seconds. “Echappement naturel” designed by the master in 1789. Diameter: 64mm.
Sold on February 12, 1809 to Count Stanislas Potocki for the sum of 4’600 francs.
Turkish quarter-repeating watch, dial in white enamel with old Arabic numerals, described in the ledgers as “Turkish” numerals. Diameter: 64mm.
Sold on September 16, 1808 to His Excellency Esseid Ali Effendi, former ambassador of the Ottoman Empire in Paris for the sum of 3’360 francs.