George Daniels says from Abraham-Louis Breguet that he built an international reputation without equivalence in the history of watchmaking. He distinguished himself with his prestigious inventions, whose many are still used nowadays, starting with the tourbillon and the wristwatch. This extraordinary career brought him several distinctions: Official Horologer to the French Royal Navy, Member of the Academy of Sciences or Knight of the Legion of Honor. He passes in 1823, at the age of 76 years.
Around 1812, Breguet introduced another major stylistic innovation in the form of his off-center or eccentric dials, in which the hour-circle was placed at the top or bottom of the dial or, more unusually, at the right or left. An innovation in which his son was almost certainly involved, and a field in which the latter was to demonstrate unequalled prowess after 1823.
Breguet half-quarter-repeating watch with equation of time no.4691, constructed on the principles of the garde-temps. Sold on 13 October 1831 to Lord Seymour.