1999 - Patrick O'Brian
"They were both indeed Breguet repeating watches, wonderfully accurate, wonderfully resistant (…)"
Blue at the Mizzen, 1999
Patrick O'Brian (1914-2000), a writer of impressive erudition, known for his dazzling and complete evocation of the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, and an amateur horologist himself, paid tribute to the watchmaker who gave seafarers the means of following their routes with greater safety and certitude. In Blue at the Mizzen (1999) Breguet watches, presented to loved or deserving ones, convey a strong emotional value.