Docent Tour: "Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking"
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Subscription watch (with movement). Silver case with gold fillets, back decorated with engine-turned decoration and monogram JB in center, enamel dial, ruby cylinder escapement; diameter 2 3⁄8 in. (6 cm). Sold November 26, 1798, to Mr. Bergeront for 600 francs, Collection Montres Breguet S.A., B383
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking explores the history of the watch and clock maker Breguet. The company’s cutting-edge innovations transformed the nature of personal timekeeping, and the exhibition includes displays describing the technology that earned Abraham-Louis Breguet his sobriquet as “the father of modern horology.”
Tours meet promptly in the Rotunda. Free after admission. No reservations. To arrange a private docent tour please contact the Group Sales Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.750.3620.