Swiss watchmaker Montres Breguet SA confirms its powerful cultural credentials with its current collaboration with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and China’s star pianist Li Yundi. On 24 July 2009, Li Yundi and the SSO will perform Tchaikovsky’s popular Piano Concerto No. 1, under the direction of conductor Lan Shui.
Li has been making waves since 2000, when he won first prize at the Chopin International Festival at age 18. However, Li’s prodigious talent was evident from age 5, when he won his first musical competition. Breguet sponsors this concert as part of its support for cultural activities across the globe.
In Paris, Swatch Group-owned Breguet is currently showing off the proud achievements of its founder, Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823). In an exhibition at the Louvre, running from 25 June to 7 September 2009, a retrospective of watches and horological instruments spanning Breguet’s career are being shown off, including the pocket watch shown above.
Breguet also supports charitable causes, as seen in its participation in the Only Watch auction with this traveling clock executed in Sterling Silver 950. A limited and numbered edition, the clock on the block is number one of seven. The cutout below the main dial shows a temperature complication. The proceeds from the auction go towards supporting the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a rare genetic disorder that affects one in 3,500 young boys.