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At ease on the high seas

Petrina Fernandez
Petrina Fernandez  • 5 min read
At ease on the high seas
SINGAPORE (June 25): Trust is a sacred thing, hard won and fragile, a privilege that has to be constantly defended. Abraham-Louis Breguet was one of the few horologists to publicly receive this distinction when he was given the official title of chronomet
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SINGAPORE (June 25): Trust is a sacred thing, hard won and fragile, a privilege that has to be constantly defended. Abraham-Louis Breguet was one of the few horologists to publicly receive this distinction when he was given the official title of chronometer maker to the French Royal Navy, entrusted with keeping its men safe with his precise timekeeping instruments. This would be the making of the watchmaker’s enduring heritage because, two centuries later, his legacy in marine timepieces remains.

Main image, from L-R: Marine 5517, Marine Alarme Musicale 5547, Marine Chronographe 5527

Petrina Fernandez is a senior writer of Options at The Edge Malaysia

This article appeared in Issue 836 (June 25) of The Edge Singapore.

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