Watches of Switzerland’s combined team of 63 highly-trained, helpful and friendly staff has a total sum of over 300 years of experience in the industry and speak many different languages – including Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and Taiwanese.
With Boutiques in Canberra, Melbourne, Melbourne Airport, Perth and Sydney, Watches of Switzerland is Australia’s largest authorised Swiss watch retailer.
Watches of Switzerland is an Australian, family-owned and operated company, founded by Eric van der Griend in 1997.
Today, Watches of Switzerland is Australia’s leading official luxury watch retailer with 14 of the world’s best brands and 6 Boutiques in Australia.
Shop CF30 Canberra Centre
Canberra 2601, ACT
Phone: 1300 808 135 or 61 2 6248 8842
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday closed.
L09, Luxury Precinct, T2 International Terminal
Melbourne Airport 3045, Victoria
Tel: 03 9338 0882
COVID-19 Update: Temporarily Closed.
Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Serbian assistance available.
294 Collins Street, Melbourne
Tel: 03 9671 3388 or 1300 808 135
Mon – Sat: 10am to 4pm, Sunday closed.
199 George Street, Sydney
2000, New South Wales
Tel: 02 9251 0088 or 1300 808 135
Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm
Shop 1, 14 Martin Place, Sydney
2000, New South Wales
Tel: 02 9223 0088
Monday – Friday 11am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.
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.