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Henri Grandjean

1803 - 1879

Henri Grandjean © mih

Swiss chronometer-maker.

Established in Le Locle, Switzerland, in 1824, Grandjean Henri et Compagnie S.A. was a specialist manufacturer of pocket watches with grande and petite sonnerie, and marine chronometers. Henri Grandjean was a founder of the Neuchâtel Observatory in 1858, and the recipient of numerous First Class medals and awards.

Alongside Ulysse Nardin and Louis Richard, he was one of the first to establish marine chronometer manufacturing in Switzerland.