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Pierre Augustin Caron dit Beaumarchais

1732 - 1799

Pierre Augustin Caron

French clockmaker, son of André Charles.

Brother-in-law of Jean Antoine Lépine.

Watchmaker to the King in 1755.

Writer and playwright known as Beaumarchais.

Key dates

Around 1753

At the age of twenty-one - Invented the double virgule escapement (evolution of the cylinder escapement).

Concomitance with the invention by Jean-André Lepaute (virgule escapement).