CARON - Peter Auguste, Paris (de Beaumarchais)


1732: born

1799: died

1755 Clockmaker to the King

Wrote 'Le Barbier de Seville,' etc., under the name of Beaumarchais.

Made a very small watch for Mme de Pompadour.

Devised the double virgule escapement, and accused J. A. LEPAUTE of copying it. The Acad. des. Sciences decided in his favour.

Made a ring watch with bezel winding for Mme Pompadour.

No example of his work known.