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Antoine Gaudron

(1640 – 1714)  French master clockmaker Gaudron was one of the first Parisian clock makers to use the newly invented long pendulum in his clocks. He also invented some interesting clock movements with both simple and complicated astronomical indications. Gaudron’s works were both admired by colleagues and collected by the French nobility. Some of the most fashionable ébénistes of the period, including André-Charles Boulle, supplied elaborate clock cases for Gaudron’s movements.