Abraham-Louis Breguet’s many contributions have a profound impact on the modern watchmaking industry. Among them, the invention of the tourbillon is particularly important.
Breguet obtained a patent for this device on the 7th of the 9th French Republic, June 26, 1801. The date is engraved on the back of most Breguet timepieces equipped with tourbillons.
On the occasion of the tourbillon’s birthday, celebrations were held in many places in the United States. Customers and journalists were invited to enjoy Breguet’s exquisite tourbillon watches at the scene. The tourbillon is a high-profile protagonist, and today it has become a delicious meal in the guest plate-creative clock-themed cakes, which has become a unique tradition.