Abraham-Louis Breguet was a famous 18th century horologist living in France who created a legacy of supreme watches, timepieces, and secrets of excellent and unique craftsmanship. The piece I will be analyzing is the creative process from conceptualization to completion of the Queen Marie Antoinette pocket watch, which took around 20 years.
Body Paragraph 1: BRIEF history of the designer and his company, as well as the innovative uses of new materials and mechanisms in his watches that are what set him apart from other watchmakers or designers in the 18th century.
Paragraph 2: The conceptualization of this watch as the apotheosis of horology and design and the story behind all the characters involved, such as the queen, the company, and the watchmaker. as well as the process of how it was developed over 20 years.
Paragraph 3: Why and with whom did this watch change significantly from its original intended form and design as the drawings and ideas were passed down over time, and how it is made in modern day. How this relates to interior design and how ideas are either watered down, or stay true to the history and trueness of the designers intended creation.
Bibliography (Subject to change):
Bodet, François, and Susan Jacquet. Breguet: the Story of a Passion: 1973-1987. Watchprint, 2015.
Breguet, Emmanuel, et al. Breguet: Watchmakers Since 1775: The Life and Legacy of Abraham-Louis Breguet, 1747-1823. A. De Gourcuff, 2001.
Breguet, Emmanuel, and Martin Chapman. Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking. Prestel Verlag, 2015.