Gabriel-Pierre Peignat

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Gabriel-Pierre Peignat (d. 1776), one of the foremost Parisian horologists of the 18th century, had a workshop within the enclosure of the Quinze-Vingts. He quickly attracted a wealthy clientele of aristocrats and financiers, including the Marquis du Lau and the Marquis de Sailly, the Count de Ségur, Monsieur de Chevreuse and Monsieur de la Véronnière.