The Breguet House continues to offer classical timepieces to its traditional clientele. Notable names from the United Kingdom, Spain or Russia, continue to appear in the Breguet registry, as well as wealthy Italians as well as numerous German and Romanian Princes. Also added to that list are public figures from Constantinople and Cairo, as well as far as Brazil. Breguet also develops instruments especially devised to respond to the needs of aviation.
Arthur Rubinstein, probably the most distinguished pianist of our century, frequently visited the Breguet shop when passing through Paris. He owned a small collection of Breguets. The watch no 1682 with date and thermometer that he wore was exceptional on account of its extremely rare oval shape. It has a curious history: in fact, the case was manufactured by Breguet in 1822 for a Russian aristocrat, Count Panin; at the time it was an 'imitation watch', in other words a case intended simply to hold a portrait. Then, much later in 1884, the case returned to Breguet and the company was commissioned to fit a movement, thereby giving the watch its present configuration.