Louis Moinet, inventor of the Chronograph


Louis Moinet invents the chronograph.

“It would be a mistake to think there is nothing left to investigate.”

Thirds Counter

“In terms of watchmaking techniques, Moinet was a genius.”

— Delmas

“Perfection is rarely attained by skimping on work.”

“A true artist cannot lag behind his times.”

“I came to Paris in 1815 with the sole purpose of devising and making a compteur de tierces (thirds counter) capable of measuring 1/ 60ths of a second, which I wished to apply to an astronomical instrument.”

“The moon, which is only 66 thousand leagues from the Earth, enables us to glimpse its mountains and its volcano craters with the help of a telescope.”