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Breguet Cel­e­brates “Tourbillon Day”

On June 26, 1801, Abra­ham-Louis Breguet in­vented and patented the tourbillon, a mech­a­nism that changed me­chan­i­cal watch­mak­ing for­ever. To mark the 214th an­niver­sary of its creation, Breguet held si­mul­ta­ne­ous events across the US, at their bou­tiques in New York City, Bal Har­bour, Las Ve­gas and Bev­erly Hills. On “Tourbillon Day,” VIPs and select me­dia were in­vited to view Breguet’s spec­tac­u­lar tourbillon time­pieces at these four bou­tiques, over cham­pagne and cake. Care­fully cu­rated ex­hibits dis­play­ing Breguet’s his­toric pieces were also set up at select bou­tiques.

On New York’s Fifth Av­enue, Breguet hosted an ex­hi­bi­tion that walked guests through the brand’s 240-year his­tory, while Richard Bene­field, Deputy Di­rec­tor and Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer of the Fine Arts Mu­se­ums of San Fran­cisco was at the Bev­erly Hills bou­tique, to give a pre­sen­ta­tion on the cu­ra­tion of the “Breguet: Art & In­no­va­tion in Watch­mak­ing” ex­hibit The con­cur­rent ex­hibits to­gether made the largest col­lec­tion Breguet has as­sem­bled in the United States ever, and will be open to the pub­lic un­til Jan­uary next year at the Fine Arts Mu­se­ums of San Fran­cisco.

CLOCK­WISE FROM TOP LEFT A stun­ning three-tier cake made to cel­e­brate “Tourbillon Day”; mini ex­hibits were set up at select Breguet bou­tiques in the US; Breguet’s Bev­erly Hills bou­tique; on Tourbillon Day, guests were given a chance to closely ex­am­ine...

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