Haute Time: Breguet Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the First Wristwatch, Which Doesn’t Exist

At least nobody can find the wristwatch ordered by Caroline Murat, Napoleon’s sister and Queen of Naples, which was commissioned and delivered in 1812. Both Abraham-Louis Breguet the man (January 10, 1747 – September 17, 1823) and another talented horologist John Arnold worked on the piece. Breguet can confirm these facts from its archive. Nonetheless, Breguet will show a history of the model and take visitors on a journey of its enigmatic creation.

In Geneva, from January 16th to February 12th, 2012, Breguet will be paying tribute to the Queen of Naples, a serious watch lover with a particular penchant for Breguet. During the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), Breguet is holding an exhibition in the Cité du Temps celebrating the 200th anniversary of the first (some say precursor to) wristwatch.