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Throwback Thursday: Breguet Type XX

Throwback Thursday: Breguet Type XX

Every watch aficionado knows about the legendary Abraham-Louis Breguet, who invented the tourbillon, the Breguet spring, the gong spring and other watchmaking mechanisms. Fewer are aware that Louis Breguet, the great-great-grandson of Abraham-Louis, achieved a world first of his own. Louis became caught up in the adventure of aeronautics in the early days of aircraft invention, and in 1906, created a gyroplane that became the world’s first helicopter to leave the ground with a pilot on board. In 1909, he built his first biplanes, in 1912 his first hydroplanes, and in 1915 his first bomber planes. The Breguet XIV bomber READ MORE

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