HOW THE FOUNDER’ S LEGACY LIVE SON
The Breguet company has been in continuous operation; it was acquired by the Swatch Group in 1999. In the La Tradition collection, Breguet’s key inventions – his tourbillon, pare- chute shock-protection system, overcoil hairspring, pomme hands, guilloche dial and coin- edge case – feature prominently. In keeping with the watchmaker’s inventiveness, bleeding- edge technology is a significant facet of the company. Think the use of silicon (Breguet was one of the first to do so in 2006) and magnets (it filed a patent for a magnetic pivot in 2010).