Hermitage, St. Petersburg
10 June 2004 - Archives

The Most Important Exhibition of Breguet Ancient Watches Presented at the Hermitage, St. Petersburg

To celebrates the ancient links between Breguet and Russia, the House partnered with the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. From June 10 to September 26, 2004, it held an exhibition of the most important Breguet antique watches.
A.–L. Breguet developed a long and profitable relationship with the Russian ruling family, securing an imperial warrant as watchmaker to the Tsar and to the navy. Tsar Alexander I commissioned a number of timepieces from him, including a sympathique clock, as well as a series of pedometers. Breguet also featured in Russian literature. Pushkin and Kuprin noted the company’s prestigious history as well as the refinement and technical qualities of its products.