Famous watchmakers

Henri Robert Ekegren

1823 - 1896

Henri Robert Ekegren

Danish clockmaker and chronometer maker.

Watchmaker to the King of Denmark.

Worked for Urban Jürgensen, Henry Golay, Joseph-Thaddeus Winnerl and Adolph Lange before setting up his own business in Geneva.

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The Founder, with Ferdinand Westermann, of a factory specializing in chronometers. It was sold to Edouard Koehn in 1891.


Patent for a clockmaking oil deemed to be the best at the time by the Genevan Arts Society.

Gold medallist in several Universal Exhibitions.

Won the Genevan chronometry competition several times.