How can you know if you’re in possession of a true Breguet Swiss watch? After all, sadly, there are so many imitations and fakes circulating these day. What’s to stop someone from passing off their own creation as a Breguet Swiss watch without you being any wiser for it? Fortunately, there are a number of notable elements you can look for to determine whether your timepiece actually comes from the Breguet workshop or not.
Foremost, the dials are designed and created through engine-turned lathes, giving them a distinctive brand appearance no other manufacturing technique can quite match. They achieve ultra-fine patterning and are precise within a tenth of a millimeter. So if in doubt, look to the dials to determine if you hold a Breguet timepiece or not.
Next, you can look to the watch face numerals themselves. The founder, A.L. Breguet himself, originally designed an artistic numeral style with excellent flair and eye-catching appeal. This was further elaborated upon with tiny stars to mark the minutes and stylized icons to mark five-minute intervals. These have been used as the go-to form on Breguet Swiss watches since 1790, and remain in use today.
Beyond design elements, there is an even more secret indicator of authenticity used to set Breguet timepieces aside from any other: a hidden signature. All the way back in 1795, Breguet has been the target of counterfeiters. To combat this, Breguet employed an etched signature on every timepiece dial, which was almost impossible to see except in proper oblique lighting. This is still seen if you know how to look for it on modern Breguet Swiss watches.
It goes to show just how valued Breguet watches are that they've had to reach for somewhat extreme lengths to remain uncompromised by would-be’s and imposters. Fortunately, when you visit Dejaun Jeweler’s online Swiss watch gallery, you can be confident that every Breguet Swiss watch we carry is 100% authentic. Browse through the Tradition collection, the Classique collection, the Classique Complications collection, the Heritage collection, the Marine collection, and the High Jewellery Watches collection, among others to find the perfect Breguet timepiece for you.