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Breguet Celebrates Precision and Splendor At The Frick Collection

By Whitewall

May 20, 2013

The evening of May 16 saw renowned watchmakers Breguet celebrate their latest sponsorship, Precision and Splendor: Clocks and Watches at The Frick Collection (running through February 2014), with an exclusive invitation only gala at The Frick Collection.

The horologically curious flocked to admire the exquisite 11 clocks and 14 watches on show that span from the 1500s to the 1800s, not only exemplative of the evolution of the timepiece but also of Breguet’s consistent efforts to preserve arts and culture. Curated by Associate Curator of Decorative Arts Charlotte Vignon, the evening was an opportunity to indulge in a double dial desk clock, a gold tourbillon pocket watch, and a gilt-bronze carriage clock, all historic timepieces by Abraham-Louis Breguet and his son Louis-Antoine.

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Breguet U.S. brand manager Michael Nelson played host for the evening and treated guests to a live performance by South Korean pianist Yoonie Han, who provided a musical score befitting of The Frick’s historic interiors.

Housed in the museum’s new Portico Gallery, the small exhibition still managed to boast some show stoppers, namely the Reveil du Tsaralarm watch in enamel dial and the La Musicale musical watch. The Les Jardin du Petit Trianon caught the eye of most of the women in the room however; a dazzling timepiece encrusted with roughly 10cts of glimmering diamonds.

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Complementing the exhibit, a collection of Breguet’s own timepieces were on also show during the reception for guests to lust after.

Abraham-Louis BreguetBreguetCharlotte VignonLouis-Antoine BreguetMichael NelsonThe Frick CollectionYoonie Han

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