Noël Bourret is one of the most important Parisian clockmakers of the late 18th century and the early 19th century. While active only a short time, from 1790 to 1802, Bourret became quite well-known and acquired a wealthy French and international clientele. In 1800 he sent the equivalent of 7000 francs worth of goods to Monsieur de Mirepoix in Saint Petersburg. In the early 19th century, he retired and went to Martinique to deal in exotic goods. He died there on August 30, 1803.