The Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre in Paris is exhibiting a curated selection of 17 classic sports cars from the Ralph Lauren collection. These beautifully designed European automobiles were created between the 1920s and the 1990s. The collection includes the iconic 1938 Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic Coupé which inspired the Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch. Find stunning wallpaper images from the exhibition inside. … [Read more...]
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Breguet No. 160 generated two of the greatest mysteries in watchmaking: who ordered it, and who stole it? Commissioned by an unknown admirer of Marie-Antoinette in 1783 as a gift for the queen, it was not completed until 1827, 34 years after her death. In 1983 it was stolen from a Jerusalem museum in a daring heist. In 2005, Nicolas G. Hayek, President and CEO of Montres Breguet, commissioned the manufacture to exactly recreate No. 160. The result was No. 1160 - a treasure in its own right, and … [Read more...]
Apogee means culmination or high point. In astronomy, it refers to the point in a heavenly body’s orbit when it is furthest from earth, or, in other words, when it is most out of this world. All of these describe “Breguet at the Louvre,” a retrospective exhibition that runs through September 7. … [Read more...]
An exhibition of Breguet timepieces will be held at the Louvre Museum from June 25 – September 7, 2009. The exhibition will be located in the Sully Wing, salle de la Chapelle. This event provides an exceptional opportunity to view an extraordinary variety of watches by Breguet, including items from the Louvre’s own collection and from the Breguet Museum. The exhibition will also display a number of remarkable items on loan from private collections and prestigious institutions such as the … [Read more...]