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Jean Moïse Pouzait

1743 - 1793

Swiss clockmaker.

Director of the first clockmaking school in Geneva, in 1788.

Key dates

1776

Invented the independent dead seconds watch.

1786

Improved the anchor escapement.

Presented a scale model of a shared impulse angle to the Arts Society, thus giving birth to the Swiss anchor escapement.