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The Peak Selections: Timepieces - - Off The Cuff -

Renowned Swiss-born watch­maker Abra­ham-Louis Breguet found his great­est fame in Paris. There, his mar­riage to the daugh­ter of a wealthy fam­ily gave him the means to start a work­shop. Over his life­time, Breguet cre­ated a good num­ber of horo­log­i­cal in­no­va­tions, and had a ros­ter of pow­er­ful clients in­clud­ing King Louis XVI and his queen, Marie-An­toinette.

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