Nicolas-Charles Dutertre

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Nicolas-Charles Dutertre (1715-1793)
Was one of the most important Parisian clockmakers of the 18th century. The son and brother of clockmakers, he was trained in his father’s workshop on the Quai des Orfèvres, became a master on July 7, 1739 and opened a workshop in the rue Dauphine. He quickly became famous among important Parisian collectors of luxury horology, and acquired a wealthy clientele that included the powerful Dukes of Luxembourg and Penthièvre.