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.
Jean François Bautte
Swiss clockmaker. The founder, in Geneva, of the most complete factory at the time (300 workers): production of movements, watchcases, dials, jewellery and automatons. With Europe’s Royal Families among his clientele, this self-made man opened a branch in Paris and a sales outlet...