Meuron & Compagnie

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The signature “Meuron & Compagnie” is almost certainly that of a firm founded by Guglielmo Meuron in the late 18th century. Meuron was an Italian who most likely began his career in Paris. He worked with Abraham-Louis Breguet, who purchased several alarm clocks from him (see Tardy, Dictionnaire des horlogers français, Paris, 1971, p. 460). A skilled horologist and businessman, Meuron quickly adapted his production to the tastes of post-Revolutionary collectors, founding a prosperous international company with workshops and shops in Paris, Neuchâtel, La Chaux-de-Fonds and Geneva. Meuron & Compagnie specialised in alarm clocks and luxury travelling clocks, which were purchased by connoisseurs of fine horology throughout Europe. He ordered his gilt bronze cases from the best Parisian bronze casters of the period.