POUZAIT - Jean Moîse, Geneva.


1743: born

1793: died

A very able maker. In charge of the first school of horology at Geneva in 1788.

Worked at the improvement of the lever escapennent. Gave a model escapement in 1786 to the Soc. des Arts of Geneva, which may be the first with divided impulse faces.

Invented in 1776 m independent sweep secs. mechanism, with auxiliary train and mainspring. It was largely used till late 19c.