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Abraham Louis Breguet

Abraham Louis Breguet, (1747 - 1823), born in Neuchâtel[?] in Switzerland, made many innovations in the course of a career in watchmaking in France. He studied watchmaking in France and in England and invented different escapement[?] methods and re-winding mechanisms.

In 1775 he founded the Breguet watchmaking firm in the Ile de la Cité in Paris. In 1815 he gained an official appointment with the French navy.

Breguet died in Paris in 1823.

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