Historic Abraham Louis Breguet Pocket Watches Go on View at the J. Paul Getty Museum


LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced the loan of four pocket watches created by Abraham -Louis Breguet (1747 – 1823), founder of the Breguet watch company. These watches, part of the company’s historic timepiece collection, date to the late-18th/early-19th- centuries and will join the Getty’s display of French decorative arts in the South Pavilion at the Getty Center. They will be on view through October 2011. Born into a Swiss family of watchmakers, A.L. Breguet trained in Versailles and Paris before establishing his own Parisian workshop in 1775. His beautifully crafted and technologically innovative watches set new standards of quality that appealed to discerning clients among the French