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 British Royal Collections, the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris, the Kremlin Museum and the Swiss National Museum. No. 1160, the modern Marie-Antoinette, is included in the exhibit.
Marc Bascou, curator, Department of Decorative Arts, at the musée du Louvre and Emmanuel Breguet, historian, specializing in the works of Breguet, at Montres Breguet S.A.
Opening times: daily except Tuesdays, 9am-6pm. Late-night opening until 10 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Admission: access to the exhibition is included in the admission to the permanent collections of the museum: €9; €6 after 6pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. Free admission for under-26s from the European Union, under-18s, the unemployed, card-holders (Louvre jeunes, Louvre professionnels, Louvre enseignants and Louvre étudiants partenaires) and Friends of the Louvre. Free admission for everybody on the first
Sunday of the month.
Further information: +01 40 20 53 17 or visit www.louvre.fr
Below, Breguet No. 5, a quarter-repeating, self-winding watch. 1789-94. Sold to Count Journiac Saint-Méard in March 1794. Collection Montres Breguet S.A.