After becoming the first-ever “exclusive timepiece” of New York’s Carnegie Hall with the installation of a tourbillon clock there, Breguet has installed five additional specialty clocks throughout the premises of the building — four in Breguet’s Classique style and one in the Reine de Naples style. The first Breguet clock installed at Carnegie Hall, located in the Morse Lobby of Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, was a Classique Tourbillon. It was unveiled prior to the start of the 2012-2013 season’s Opening Night Gala performance on October 3, 2012. It was the first addition to Carnegie Hall’s lobby since the landmark building’s renovation in 1986.
The clocks at Carnegie Hall symbolize some of Breguet’s most notable collections: The features of the Classique collection — guilloché dials, caseband fluting, blue Breguet hands, and tourbillons — are all hallmarks of the brand’s design. The Reine de Naples collection, also represented at Carnegie Hall, pays tribute to the Queen of Naples, Caroline Murat, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte, for whom the first wristwatch was invented by Breguet in 1812.
To mark the unveiling of all the Breguet clocks at Carnegie Hall, a private reception was hosted by Michael Nelson, Breguet US brand manager, and Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall, on February 07, 2013. Guests were treated to guided tours of Carnegie Hall by its docents who provided an inside perspective on the historic New York City establishment along with information about each Breguet clock on its premises. The evening closed with a concert performance by Pablo Heras-Casado leading the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
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