Breguet & the first tourbillon regulator

Abraham-Louis Breguet's masterpiece at The British Museum

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06 December 2012

 In spite of the troubled times caused by England's war with France after the French Revolution (1789-1792), Abraham-Louis Breguet managed to visit London in the 1780s. He was introduced to John Arnold, one of the leading chronometer makers of the time. The mutual admiration which grew between the men, two of the most inventive horologists of the time, was demonstrated by Arnold sending his son, John Roger Arnold, to work with Breguet. The younger man worked with Breguet at the Quai l'Horloge, Paris for two years between 1792 and 1794.