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Breguet, Chronometer-maker to the French Royal Navy

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Breguet, Chronometer-maker to the French Royal Navy

Throughout his career, A.-L. Breguet demonstrated his exceptional mastery of time measurement. Renowned throughout Europe, he found an active admirer in King Louis XVIII who offers him recognitions and honors.
In 1814, the king of France appoints him a member of the Bureau des Longitudes in Paris, a body dedicated to the advancement of the various branches of astronomy and their applications to geography, navigation and geodesy (calculating the shape and area of the earth to determine the exact position of geographical points).

As an extension of this distinction, the king awarded Breguet the official title of “Chronometer-maker to the French Royal Navy” in 1815.