LESCHOT - Jean Frédéric, Geneva, La Chaux de Fonds and London


1746: born

1824: died

Watchmaker and mechanician of great talent; associated with JAQUET-DROZ until his death in 1791, and then worked on his own account.

Singing bird and automaton watches.




LESCHOT - Georges Auguste, son of J.F., Geneva,


1800: born

1884: died

An eminent maker  and designer of machines for VACHERON and CONSTANTIN

Developed the lever escapement and its manufacture by machine.

Invented diamond drills for tunnelling