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Daniel JeanRichard-dit-Bressel

1665 - 1741

Daniel Jeanrichard-dit-Bressel

Swiss clockmaker.

Born in Bressels.

Set up shop in Le Locle as of 1705.

Probably served his apprenticeship in the goldsmith trade.

Self-taught clockmaker. Pioneer of the development of clockmaking in the region of Neuchâtel:

  • Founder of the establishment (watch assembly factory).
  • Invented clockmaking machines and tools.