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Duke of Wellington’s Breguet Watch

Schools Waterloo 200

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About this Artefact by: Waterloo 200 Coordinator

Date added: 13 Mar 2015

This beautiful watch, complete with miniature portrait of an elegant woman, has an extraordinary personal story behind it. It was commissioned from the Swiss master watch-maker Breguet by Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon and briefly King of Spain. It was actually owned, however, by his enemy the Duke of Wellington, who bought it when the Britisharmy marched into France and occupied Paris after the Battle of Waterloo.

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