The House acquires a strong reputation with Parisian high society and the French Court, whose several members become fervent collectors. Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI order various timekeepers from the watchmaker all the way through their fall from power. A few years later, purchases from Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Joséphine followed.
The Bonaparte family is an extraordinary example of loyalty to Breguet's watches. Indeed, beginning with Napoleon, almost all members of the family were keen collectors of his creations. Napoleon was followed by Josephine in 1798 and 1800. She was to renew contact with the firm in 1806 and herself to be followed by her daughter, Queen Hortense in 1810 and 1812.