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Antoine Léchaud

1812 - 1875

Swiss watchmaker.

A specialist in Swiss lever escapements for watches, he collaborated with his brother Jean (1815-1844), and with Georges-Auguste Leschot. Lechaud and Leschot worked together to perfect the lever escapement which, manufactured industrially from the early 1840s, improved precision and reduced production costs.

Key dates

From 1830

Mass production of the Swiss anchor escapement finalised by Georges-Auguste Leschot.