Breguet world premier of pocket watch 1907
Bangalore, May 4 (UNI) World's prestigious watch maker, Breguet, today showcased its classic pocket watch 1907--Turbillion and Grandstrike--here for the first time outside Switzerland.
Developed after four years of research and intricate engineering marvel, the watch costing Rs 3.6 crore had already three buyers in waiting.
Talking to newspersons at the launch of the Bangalore outlet of the company which opened two outlets in New Delhi last year, Company Vice President Worldwide Sales, Rodolphe Schulthess said the classic 1907 model had two new patents deposited. One pertained to construction of centrifugal strike governor and the other was a striking piece with surprise piece lifting lever.
To a question, he said this was not the costliest watch from the company. Two years ago, on a request from an Head of the State, the company had built a handwatch that was twice the value of the one exhibited here.
Mr Christophe Viguerie Incharge for India said the expectations of the company had been belied by the sales which during the first eight months was five times more than the target.
Stating that the Queen of Naples was the leading grosser in India, he said the quantum of sales would make India the 12th highest seller for the Company by the year end. Briguet was sold in 450 outlets in 45 countries. It's annual production was only 15,000 watches.
He said the average sale recorded in India this far was Rs 16 lakh, much higher to the world average for the company. The company would have two more outlets before the year closed, he added.
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