A compilation of references, information and expertise. Discover key dates, legendary timepieces, a glossary of watchmaking terms, museums, and the watchmakers who helped shape the history of time measurement.
Dutch physician, mathematician and astronomer. Member of the Royal Society in London (admitted in 1661 or 1663). Member of the Academy of Sciences in Paris (admitted in 1666). Known as the father of scientific clockmaking (opened the era of...