In a very fitting partnership, Breguet has announced their new status as a patron of the Musée national de la Marine in Paris, part of which includes the creation of a new room when the museum re-opens, after a four year restoration, in 2022.
The theme of the new 150sqm room will be the history of marine navigation, with displays of ship models, antique and modern navigation instruments, and other marine memorabilia. Horology-wise, the exhibition will include the marine chronometer N°.5072 (see above) that was produced in Abraham-Louis Breguet’s workshop between 1817 and 1818. Breguet was appointed the official watchmaker of the French Navy in 1815, but his workshop supplied them with naval chronometers for over a century.
For those in Australia, you may remember an exhibition a handful of years ago at which the Breguet marine chronometer N°.3196 from the Breguet Museum at Place Vendôme in Paris was on display.
If you are interested in how the museum’s renovation is progressing, you can go to their blog here.
[Photo credit: Breguet]