Patrick O’Brian, English writer and watchmaking connoisseur, pays tribute to Breguet in 1999 in his work « Blue at the Mizzen ». Three years later, it is the Japanese author Jiro Asada who pays homage to the brand: «My watch that you see here is a jewel made by a great craftsman called Breguet. It seems that it was once treasured by King Louis and Queen Marie-Antoinette. It’s a real masterpiece, of unequalled precision».
"They were both indeed Breguet repeating watches, wonderfully accurate, wonderfully resistant (…)"Patrick O'BrianBlue 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.