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Breguet: Opening Night's Other Star Performance

Last night's truly sensational Opening Night Gala began in the Morse Lobby with the unveiling of a specially crafted Breguet clock. The elegant clock, our first-ever Exclusive Timepiece, is the embodiment of Carnegie Hall's partnership with Breguet.

Reflecting Breguet’s long-standing commitment to arts and culture around the globe, this partnership will provide valued support to Carnegie Hall’s wide range of artistic and educational initiatives. In another grand gesture, Breguet sponsored the finale of last night's Opening Night Gala, a dinner held at The Waldorf=Astoria.

Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall's executive and artistic director; Michael Nelson, brand manager for Breguet US; and Carnegie Hall's Chairman of the Board Sanford I. Weill unveiled the new Breguet Tourbillon Clock last night at Carnegie Hall. Photo by Chris Lee.

Since its founding in 1775, Breguet has faithfully preserved its founder, Abraham-Louis Breguet’s essential values of beauty, elegance, pure lines, and a mastery of “grand complications.” From the beginning, Mr. Breguet’s work set the standard by which all fine watch-making has since been judged. No aspect of watch-making escaped his study. The special edition clock in Carnegie Hall’s main lobby is modeled on his Tourbillon timepiece, patented in 1801. The Tourbillon was revolutionary in its time, successfully offsetting the effects of gravity in its design to create a timepiece of the highest accuracy.

This marks the first addition to Carnegie Hall’s Morse Lobby since the landmark’s 1986 renovation.

Come check it out!

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