Touring Marie Antoinette’s Private Residence, Petit Trianon – Made Possible by Breguet

In more ways than one, my recent trip to Petit Trianon – private home of Marie Antoinette – was made possible by Breguet. Bringing past and present full circle, luxury watch brand Breguet has woven an intricate web of history and forethought. As most already know, Marie Antoinette, like many others of the Royal Court…

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Exclusive: Inside the Tourbillon Room at Breguet

It is common knowledge in the watch world that Abraham-Louis Breguet invented the tourbillon — a highly precise mechanism that eliminates certain problems in accuracy due to the effects of gravity when the watch is in certain positions.  Breguet first conceived of the tourbillon in 1795, though it was not patented until 1801, and not…

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4 Most Impressive Clocks in the Palace of Versailles and Petit Trianon

While in Paris last week with Breguet  on an exciting trip to experience the past and present of the brand (we bring you more about that in the next weeks) – we had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Palace of Versailles (complete with a private tour of the rarely open Kings Chambers) and the…

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Did MB&F go Classic? Discussing the Legacy Machine No. 2

When one thinks of the micro-engineering horological brand known as MB&F – images of spaceships and other bold and distinctive 3-dimensional shapes come to mind. Not classic round. Although the brand did surprise us in 2011 when it unveiled the first round watch, the Legacy Machine No. 1 (you can read about it here), it…

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More than $5 Million Raised for Only Watch –but Only One Brought in Big Bucks – Patek Philippe Titanium Watch Steals the Show

If you were off enjoying the weekend – good for you. We tweeted and posted on facebook a variety of results for the weekend’s Only Watch 2013 auction held in Monaco – in which 33 unique timepieces were donated by brands and offered for sale to bidders around the world in support of Duchenne Muscular…

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New York, Antiquorum Preview of Only Watch Timepieces

Just last week in New York City,  Antiquorum  Auctioneers U.S. held its US-exclusive preview of the 33 unique watches – each made especially for the auction —  that are being auctioned this weekend in the upcoming   Only Watch auction  on September 28 at the Only Watch 2013 charity event in Monaco.  All proceeds from the…

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