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The lat­est from the world of haute hor­logerie.

Af­ter be­ing launched last year, Breguet’s Clas­sic Tour fi­nally hit Paris in July. Even though this ini­tia­tive was launched in Lon­don, the French leg of this jour­ney is def­i­nitely filled with mean­ing. It was here that Abra­ham-Louis Breguet first ar­rived af­ter leav­ing Neuchâ­tel and, thanks to his ex­cep­tional ca­reer, Paris was known as the cap­i­tal of watch­mak­ing with the name Breguet lin­ger­ing from one ar­rondisse­ment to the next. In fact, the mu­seum and bou­tique on Place Vendôme, where Breguet was the first watch­maker to set up shop, still keeps an un­in­ter­rupted his­tor­i­cal ac­count of ev­ery sale made since the end of the 18th cen­tury.

The tour kicked off at Place Vendôme be­fore mov­ing on to the Musée des Arts et Métiers, the In­sti­tut de France, 39 Quai de l’Hor­loge (the home and work­shop of Abra­ham-Louis Breguet), Rue Bréguet and even the Père-Lachaise ceme­tery, where Breguet was ul­ti­mately laid to rest. The idea for this tour was to in­vite guests to re­trace the day of a per­fect gen­tle­man who, af­ter slip­ping his Breguet

Clas­sique watch onto his wrist, pre­pares him­self for the day ahead with the help of his city’s finest ar­ti­sans.

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