В 1747 г. родился часовых дел мастер Абрахам-Луи Бреге

Have you read Eugene Onegin?


Meantime in matutinal dress

And hat surnamed a “Bolivar”

He hies unto the “Boulevard,”

To loiter there in idleness

Until the sleepless Breguet chime

Announcing to him dinner-time.


Well, this sleepless Breguet was created by Abraham-Louis Breguet. The French Revolution drove him from Paris to Switzerland, where this famous brand originated. Breguet invented the tourbillon, improved the automatic winding mechanism of pocket watches, and literally became synonymous with high accuracy and excellent quality of watches. His watchmaking achievements were highly appreciated – Breguet was elected a member of the French Academy of Sciences.