Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Francisco, Sept. 19. 2015 – January 10. 2016.

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Fransisco

Listen to my interview with historian Emmanuel Breguet (7th Generation after Abraham-Louis Breguet) and let me show you very first pictures of this stunning exhibition opening soon …

 

This morning I had the chance to visit the Breguet exhibition Art and Innovation in Watchmaking in the Legion of Honor located in the Lincoln Park in San Francisco.

I must tell you that it was breathtaking. What you see is really stunning and it is worth coming here. Discover as I did 75 historic watches and clocks in this first American exhibition to focus on Breguet´s pioneering innovations in timekeeping.

 

Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747 - 1823)
Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747 – 1823)

 

What are you going to experience when you come here?

Emmanuel Breguet, Breguet Vice President and head of Patrimony and Strategic Developement, will tell you.

Emmanuel belongs to the 7th generation after Abraham-Louis Bregeut and very active for Breguet.

 

Emmanuel Breguet, Breguet Vice President and head of Patrimony and Strategic Developement
Emmanuel Breguet, Breguet Vice President and head of Patrimony and Strategic Developement

 

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These are the three outstanding Breguet pocket watches Emmanuel Breguet talks about in the interview. They have never been shown to the public before and one of them was recently bought for 3,5 million Swiss Franc by Breguet for the Breguet Museum.

 

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking

 

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking

 

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking

 

The entrance to the Breguet exhibition at the Legion of Honor

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Fransisco
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Francisco

 

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Fransisco
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Francisco

 

The general introduction for the visitor …

 

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Fransisco
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Francisco

 

The different rooms where you will discover the historic Breguet watches and clocks …

 

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Fransisco
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Francisco

 

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Fransisco
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Francisco

 

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Fransisco
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Francisco

 

In the front you see the legendary Breguet Travel Clock of Napoleon Bonaparte

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Fransisco
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Francisco

 

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Fransisco
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Francisco
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Fransisco
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Francisco

 

And the Travel Clock of Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples

 

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Fransisco
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Francisco
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Fransisco
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Francisco
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Fransisco
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Francisco

 

 

I will put more pictures online in the next days. Meanwhile I seriously invite you to come and see this exhibition in San Francisco if you can. If you are interested in watchmaking history, this is the place to go until January 10th 2016…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  • I have always considered Breguet and Vacheron Constantin to be the greatest watch brands in the world!

    I know lovers of Patek Philippe will hate me for this comment, but they have to accept the reality.

    Waiting eagerly for more pictures of this exhibition, when are you going to upload them?

  • Nice job Alexander! I will visit Legion of Honor Monday. Thank you for the interview with Emmanuel Breguet.
    What has impressed me most is the fact how precisely Geo. Daniels has replicated Breguet’s style in so many ways. Including an homage to Breget’s remark about lubrication to the last King of France and is incorporated in his coaxial movement design, “Give me a perfect oil and I will make a perfect watch.” Since there is no perfect oil avoid oil at all costs. Hence the coaxial design.

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