The famous watchmaking House inspires the greatest writers who heaps praise on the precious timepieces. In this way, Honoré de Balzac quotes Breguet in several of its book as well as Alexandre Dumas in his masterpiece « The Count of Monte Cristo ». On an international level, Alexandre Pushkin, the most famous Russian writer or William Makepeace Thackeray, English novelist and satirist, enthusiastically to put the name of Breguet in their works.
"A dandy on the boulevards (...), strolling at leisure until his Breguet, ever vigilant, reminds him it is midday."Alexander PushkinEugen Onegin, 1825-1833
One of Russia’s most celebrated authors, Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) came from an established noble family, one that had patronized Breguet since the early years of the 19th century. He shared Russian high society’s fascination with luxury watchmaking. His masterpiece Eugen Onegin features a Breguet timepiece : “A dandy on the boulevards (...) strolling at leisure until his Breguet, ever vigilant, reminds him it is midday.”