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A Timeless Affair: The Opening Night Gala for Breguet

November 9, 2015
Kirsty Gumina

Ever wondered about the history, beauty and mechanics of watches? The Legion of Honor Museum’s latest exhibit, Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking, explores these subjects through the creations of renowned French watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet.

In honor of this highly anticipated exhibition Breguet, McCalls produced a stunning opening night gala. In a tent over the museum’s Court of Honor, a sea of crystal-beaded chandeliers hung above custom mirror-topped tables with elegant floral arrangements of blue hydrangeas and cascading white orchids. These elements gave the space a luxurious but ethereal quality.

Nods to timepieces were everywhere – even the intricate silver-patterned china looked reminiscent of a clock’s interior. Upon entrance to the museum, guests were greeted to a visual treat — large images of timepieces projected on either side of the building and a long, blue carpet ushering them inside.

Rain arrived just in time for dinner, but it didn’t seem to dampen the spirit of the night. Attendees supped on a four-course meal that started off with an amuse of Turnip-Smokey Eggplant Ravioli, Cherry Tomato Pearl, Lemon Squash Mousse with Green Goddess Dressing and ended with individual Cherry Cakes custom designed by Studio Cake and topped with finely sculpted replicas of the Empress Marie-Louise’s timepiece.

The gala may be over, but the exhibit has just commenced. Be sure to check out this unique show before it’s too late! To learn more, please visit:

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