Breguet, patron of the French Navy Museum in Paris
In celebration of the links that it has so long fostered with the maritime world, the House of Breguet is proud to announce its new status as patron of the French National Navy Museum in Paris. One particular endeavor it is lending its support to is the creation of a room devoted to scientific resources for navigation at sea throughout the ages. The objects on exhibition will include the naval chronometer N°5072 that was produced from 1817 to 1818 in the workshops of Abraham-Louis Breguet, founder of the House of Breguet. His dedication and his many inventions earned him major recognition and distinction. King Louis XVIII of France initially appointed him member of the French scientific institution Bureau des Longitudes before awarding him the official title of Watchmaker to the French Royal Navy in 1815.