September 16, 2015, San Francisco-Swiss luxury watch brand Breguet is presenting the largest Breguet timepiece exhibition in the American continent to this day, in tribute to the brand’s 240th anniversary. The theme exhibition ‘Breguet: Watchmaking Art and Innovation’ will be held on September 19, 2015 in the Legion of Honor at the San Francisco Museum of Art, and will run until January 10, 2016. This exhibition is part of the San Francisco Museum of Art’s 2015-2016 regular exhibition plan, and it can be said to be a large-scale exclusive brand timepiece collection exhibition held in such large art museums.
On the evening of September 16th, about 300 distinguished guests including media representatives from the United States, Asia and Europe and friends of the Breguet brand were invited to the Honor Legion Memorial to attend the exclusive dinner and preview the theme of Breguet: Watchmaking Art and Innovation. Exhibition style.
That night, guests first led the show with Martin Chapman, curator of the San Francisco Museum of Art. The exhibition is divided into 15 exhibition areas, each exhibiting an innovative achievement, showing the different stages of life of Mr. Abraham-Louis Breguet. The exhibits span many years. From the beginning of Breguet in 1775 to the Art Deco period in the middle of the 20th century, only one pocket watch exhibit was different-the 2008 replica ‘Marie Antoinette (Marie -Antoinette). For more than two centuries, this pocket watch has had a profound impact on the development of the watchmaking industry, leaving a deep impression on collectors.
The collections on display include travel clocks for Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte, the French emperor, touch watches for his wife Empress Josephine, and the French Navy Marine astronomical clock, and pocket watches customized for European and Ottoman rulers. Among the timepiece exhibits, the most important part is the early pocket watch equipped with the tourbillon movement, which was created by Mr. Abraham-Louis Breguet. This exhibition not only shows the essence of the Breguet brand, but also reproduces the historical style of Europe for more than two centuries.
After the tour, guests shared a feast in the long-awaited atrium of the Legion of Honor Memorial, where the sculpture of Rodin’s ‘The Thinker’ was displayed. Mark Hayek said: ‘This is the first retrospective of Mr. Abraham-Louis Breguet’s work at a major art museum in the United States. The exhibition hosted by the San Francisco Museum of Art is a natural fit. It is difficult to imagine Outside the Bay Area, is there anything more suitable to showcase the creative work of this talented master, these works are as revolutionary as the Silicon Valley inventions in recent years. Master Breguet has been relentlessly trying new technological tools, methods and new ideas throughout his life. Program.’
The theme exhibition ‘Bao Di: Watchmaking Art and Innovation’ enables visitors to enjoy the glory of mechanical timepieces in the global digital world. The exhibition tells the evolution of watchmaking, chronograph and craftsmanship. These innovations have made Breguet’s subtle timepieces continue to work wonders, telling about the 240 years of time.