One of the oldest watch-making companies in the world is Breguet. Since 1775, Breguet watches have associated with royalty and luxury. The founder, Abraham-Louis Breguet, produced these classy timepieces in Paris. Today, the company is part of the Swatch Group, and the contemporary watches are made in Switzerland.
The brand has always been – and still is – associated with royalty. There have been many distinguished patrons over the centuries, from Marie-Antoinette to today’s Prince Charles Windsor.
You don’t have to be royalty to enjoy one of these timepieces. There are collections available for everyone. The ladies’ and gentlemen’s collections all feature outstanding quality and craftsmanship.
Take the Classique series, for example. Its craftsmanship explemplifies the watch-making ideas of quality and precision. The Classique watches have features such as Arabic numerals and Art Deco-style dials. The metal cases and dark leather straps go together really well. The leather straps come in different shades of brown. There are also some models available with black straps. Some have 18k rose gold dials and some have yellow gold.
The Marine series is also popular with men. These watches are designed to match modern demands for style and comfort. Some of the dials feature an engraved center gullioche. The reinforced cases and protected crowns make these timepieces safe in harsh environments. In fact, the idea behind their designs comes from the plans laid down by A.L. Breguet when he served as a chronometer maker in the French navy.
The watches in the Marine series have round dials surrounded by yellow gold, rose gold, or stainless steel bezels. The black straps are all made out of quality black rubber.
As for Breguet watches for women, the Classique and Type XX are popular choices. The Classique for women has an elegant silver mother of pearl dial and blue steel hands. The back part of the case has a see-through sapphire crystal. The brown leather strap is slightly thinner and smaller than the men’s. The 18k yellow gold bezel looks really pretty with the brown strap and silver mother of pearl dial.
The women’s Type XX watch is made of stainless steel. This gives it a modern look. Aside from the round black dial, the Type XX is made primarily of steel. The dial features subdials such as a 30 minute register, 12 hour register, flyback chronograph, date, and small seconds.
There are some great looking Type XX watches for men as well. Some of the men’s models from this series have the same stainless steel straps, while others have light brown leather straps with white stitching.
Where luxury jewelry is concerned, Breguet watches have always stood out. They have literally been worn by royalty and other notable figures for centuries. Now these timepieces are available on the market for consumers. The best thing about it all is that they are actually less expensive than many other luxury watches out there!