HOW THE FOUNDER’ S LE­GACY LIVE SON

The Peak Selections: Timepieces - - Off The Cuff -

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).

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