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[Luxus+ MAGAZINE] A brief history of luxury: Theresa Tallien’s Breguet watch

[Luxus+ MAGAZINE] A brief history of luxury: Theresa Tallien’s Breguet watch

On Wednesday 25 March, an auction organized by the Beaussant Lefèvre firm took place, during which a unique timepiece was offered: a Breguet “à tact” watch that belonged to Theresa Tallien. It was an opportunity to retrace the history of the woman known as the “Queen of the Directory”.

 

This week watches that belonged to female historical figures take off at auction. After the auction of the operator Osenat on March 22, on the theme of “the Empire”, where the collar watch belonging to Empress MarieLouise, second wife of Napoleon I, was sold for 15,000 euros, it was another very rare timepiece that was sold on March 25.

 

Indeed, it was at Drouot, during the auction of jewelry and silverware organized by the house Beaussant that the watch “subscription to tact” from Breguet, formerly belonging to Theresa Tallien, was sold. Made of gold and translucent blue enamel, this model was designed in the 18th century by Abraham-Louis Breguet himself.

 

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The man whom Talleyrand nicknamed “the devil of Breguet“, who became a master watchmaker in 1784, made timepieces for nobles all over Europe. Abraham-Louis Breguet made orders for Marie-Antoinette, Napoleon, the Duke of Orleans, and even for the Queen of Naples, Caroline Murat, to whom he gave the first wristwatch in history in 1810.

 

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