Famous watchmakers

Louis-Clément Breguet

1804 - 1883

French clockmaker.

Grandson of Abraham Louis Breguet.

Son and successor of Louis Antoine Breguet.

Trained in Switzerland.

Developed a marine chronometer for the French merchant navy.

Research on electricity applications. Invented recording instruments.

Key dates


Improvement of the sympathetic pendulum with system to wind and set the watch and filing of the patent.


Invention of the electric telegraph.


Construction of urban electric clocks in particular for the city of Lyon.