This past Thursday October 24th, 2013, the special Breguet Exhibition of Tourbillons opened at the Tourbillon Boutique Chicago. This is a traveling exhibition with the largest number of Breguet tourbillons —from current collections and museum pieces— to ever be displayed in just one place outside of the Breguet Museum in Paris or their atelier in the Vallée de Joux.
Another fascinating night hosted by our friends from the Tourbillon Boutique here in Chicago —their store carries the largest selection of Breguet timepieces in the Chicago area as well as some very fascinating timepieces that are very hard to find like 'La Musicale' and the 'Grande Complication'.
In addition to the more than 30 modern tourbillons on display, three very special Breguet museum pieces were brought to the store for the exhibition. These included the Breguet Tourbillon No. 2567 with a hunter case circa 1812, the Breguet Perpétuelle No. 5 with Quarter Repeater circa 1794 —one out of six— and the Tourbillon Minute Repeater Pièce Unique ref. 1907BA/12.
After a nice welcome and remarks from Michael Nelson —Breguet's Brand Manager—, this fascinating evening kicked-off on the right note. The exhibition will be on display until October 29th and then it will travel to New York City where it will be on display from November 7th thru the 17th. In the picture below, we can also see Liliana Chen —Breguet's Public Relations Manager— in the red dress.
The evening was filled with appetizing 'hors d'oeuvres', champagne, wine and of course, these unbelievable horological creations that are a treat to the eyes and that without Abraham-Louis Breguet —the father of the tourbillon— would've never existed.
We would like to thank our friends at the Tourbillon Boutique Chicago and Breguet for letting us be part of this fascinating evening. Now, enjoy the rest of the eye candy.
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