EXHIBITION : Breguet – inventor of the tourbillon


This year Montres Breguet is celebrating the Breguet tourbillon via a worldwide travelling exhibition that was launched at Geneva’s Cité du Temps during SIHH 2013, where it was on display for a month. Entitled “Breguet, the innovator. Inventor of the Tourbillon” this exhibit pays tribute to Abraham-Louis Breguet’s invention and development of the tourbillon.


Starting with an introduction into the awarding of the patent for the tourbillon by the French Minister of the Interior to Breguet on 26 June 1801, this exhibition includes both wristwatch and pocket watch examples of the two hundred year old complication.

Without further ado –





Even now, the creation of a tourbillon seems to be a rite of passage for many brands, something to prove their worth. For many, there is still a sense of romanticism about having a Breguet one, and for them in particular this exhibition is worth seeing, but it is definitely worth making the effort to visit if you are in the right place at the right time.

Launched by Marc Marc A. Hayek, President & CEO, Montres Breguet, the exhibition will continue on its tour until the end of March 2013, covering Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the U.S. See the Breguet website for information on its progress around the world.

La Cité du Temps, owned by the Swatch Group, is a public exhibition centre that hosts exhibitions, activities and is also the home of a Swatch museum, about which I will do a post as well.

Categories: Breguet, Ephemera, pocket watches, Vintage watches, Watch exhibition, watches, Watchmaking

1 reply

  1. Great post with some truly great pictures. Thanks for sharing.


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