Known as the “Masters of the Classic”, Breguet watches are easily distinguished by their elegance and understated design. Yet their role in the history of time is hardly archaic: as much as they are nostalgic, these Breguet timepieces offer award-winning mechanical engineering.
Take the model 7727, currently considered to be one of the most innovative, creative and interesting watches of the last five years. Exquisite features like the “equation of time” found in Marine Equation Marchante 5887 prove this point. The additional hand measures — with baffling exactitude — the precise variation between the current time and the actual position of the earth with the sun, making this particular Breguet timepiece nothing short of interstellar.
Today a subsidiary of Swiss Watch Group, Breguet was originally founded in 1775 by Abraham-Louis Breguet in Paris, France. Adventurous and ambitious in equal measure, Breguet manufactured not only watches but military aircrafts as well, both of which were celebrated by men in uniform. In fact, the Type 20 timepiece was once specified by the French Navy and Airforce (in very exact proportions) and favored by military monoliths such as Napoleon and Winston Churchill.
More than anything, it may be this essence that Breguet watch loyalists are drawn to: the irreplicable amalgam of historical relevance, decadent grandeur, and military-level practicality all in a single timepiece. Explore FASHIONPHILE’s stunning collection of authentic men’s and women's preowned Breguet watches.