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Louis Richard

1812 - 1875

Swiss clockmaker and chronometer maker.

Full name: Louis JeanRichard-dit-Bressel.

Descendant of Daniel JeanRichard-dit-Bressel.

Nephew by marriage of Frédéric Louis Favre-Bulle.

Key dates

1839

Invented a constant power escapement for watches and clocks.

With Ulysse Nardin and Henri Grandjean, founded the marine chronometer industry in Switzerland.