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WHO THEY ARE Founded by Abra­ham-Louis Breguet in Switzer­land in 1775, mak­ing it one of the world’s old­est watch com­pa­nies. CLAIM TO FAME In­vented the first self-wind­ing watch, Per­petuelle, in 1780, and the Para­chute, an anti-shock de­vice, in 1790. Made a re­mark­able achieve­ment in 1801, when the founder pi­o­neered the tour­bil­lon, a watch-reg­u­lat­ing de­vice that com­pen­sates for er­rors caused by the Earth’s grav­i­ta­tional force. Loyal fans in­cluded King Louis XVI and Napoleon Bon­a­parte. WHAT’S HOT The Clas­sique La Mu­si­cale 7800. The watch fea­tures a mu­sic box mech­a­nism that plays Jo­hann Se­bas­tian Bach’s Badinerie upon ac­ti­va­tion. RETAILS AT Breguet bou­tique at Ma­rina Bay Sands, Sin­cere Fine Watches, Cortina Watch, The Hour Glass

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