Antoine I Gaudron

One of the most important Parisian horological dynasties, active from the second half of the 17th century to the middle of the following century. Established circa 1660 by Antoine I Gaudron (circa 1640-1714), the workshop quickly grew. Subsequently Antoine I went into partnership with his sons, Antoine II Gaudron de Sainte-Marthe (1675-1748) and Pierre Gaudron (circa 1677-1745), both also clockmakers, who were respectively named “Conseiller, Secrétaire du Roi, Maison et Couronne de France près de la Chancellerie du Parlement de Metz” and “Horloger Ordinaire du duc d’Orléans”. The brothers continued working together after the death of their father, from 1710 to 1730. The workshop notably collaborated with André-Charles Boulle, for whom the Gaudrons created very fine movements throughout his career.