Watchmakers' and Inventors' Hall of Fame

- Dec 26, 2017-

Watchmakers' and Inventors' Hall of Fame


Huygens

(1629 - 1695)

Dutch physicist, geometer and astronomer. Inventor of the pendulum clock, the cycloidal pendulum, the balance-spring for watches, among others. Author of scientific horological works. Member of the Académie des Sciences, Paris, and Fellow of the Royal Society, London. Huygens may be regarded as the father of scientific horology.