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Honors and Consecration

The restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in France led to a spectacular boom in Breguet’s business.

English customers were many and glamorous: the Regent (the future George IV), his brothers the dukes of York and Cambridge, not to mention the duke of Wellington.

In the wake of Czar Alexander I, who paid Breguet a visit in Paris in 1814, the Russian clientele grew significantly.

Breguet also adapted his style to the specific needs of the Ottoman market—watch cases richly enameled in red and gold, Turkish numerals on the dial, etc. From 1811 onward Breguet had an official agent in Istanbul.

Breguet was a member of the jury for the Industrial Exhibition of 1819, which featured a retrospective of his work.