Watches of Switzerland’s team of 50 highly-trained and approachable staff has a total sum of over 200 years experience in the industry and speak many different languages – including Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and Taiwanese.
With boutiques in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth Watches of Switzerland is Australia’s largest authorised Swiss watch retailer.
After 10 years of importing luxury Swiss watches into Australia, Eric van der Griend estabilished Watches of Switzerland in 1996.
Today, Watches of Switzerland is Australia’s leading official watch specialty store with 20 brands and over 4,000 references of Swiss watches.
Shop CF30 Canberra Centre
Canberra 2601, ACT
L09, Luxury Precinct, T2 International Terminal
Melbourne Airport 3045, Victoria
Tel: 03 9338 0882
Monday – Sunday 6am – 11pm
Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Serbian assistance available.
294 Collins Street, Melbourne
Tel: 03 9671 3388 or 1300 808 135
Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm
199 George Street, Sydney
2000, New South Wales
Tel: (02) 9251 0088 or 1300 808 135
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5.30pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm
WATCHES OF SWITZERLAND IS PROUD TO BE AN OFFICIAL RETAILER OF BREGUET VIA OUR SYDNEY BOUTIQUE.
BREGUET IS A SWISS WATCH BRAND TRACING ITS NAME TO ITS FOUNDER ABRAHAM-LOUIS BREGUET, ARGUABLY THE GREATEST CONTRIBUTOR IN THE HISTORY OF HOROLOGY.
A-L Breguet (1747-1823), born in Neuchatel, Switzerland, founded the Breguet company in 1775 in Paris and created an unparalleled reputation for originality, invention, fine workmanship and elegance. His extraordinary contribution of inventions, still in use today, include:
The gong for repeater watches (1783)
Design for apple-shaped Breguet hands (1783)
Improvement of the lever escapement (1787)
The “pare-chute” anti-shock device (1790)
The retrograde display mechanism (1794)
The Breguet spiral overcoil balance spring (1795)
The tourbillon anti-gravity escapement (1801)
The first wristwatch (1810)
In addition, his highest attention to aesthetic design details can still be witnessed in the dial guilloche, fluted middle case, blued steel hands and Roman numerals.
Testament to his achievements and fine craftsmanship, A-L Breguet’s clients were the most wealthy and influential of the period: Louis XVI and his Queen Marie-Antoinette, Louis XVIII, George IV of the United Kingdom, Napoleon Bonaparte, Caroline Murat née Bonaparte (Queen of Naples), Alexander I of Russia, and the Prince of Wales.
Today, the Breguet brand continues its philosophy of aesthetic traditionalism plus horological and technical innovation in its seven collections: Tradition, Classique, Marine, Héritage, Type XX/XXI/XXII, Queen of Naples (Reine de Naples), and High Jewellery.