Joseph-Simon Cousin

Joseph-Simon Cousin (1754 - circa 1790)
One of the most important Parisian clockmakers of the final third of the 18th century. After serving his apprenticeship with Pierre-Laurent Gautrin, he became maître horloger on June 5, 1778, opening a workshop in the rue de Harlay. He quickly became successful and soon received the coveted title of Horloger de Monseigneur le Comte d’Artois (brother of King Louis XVI)