Watchmaking art celebrated in the first Encyclopedia by Diderot and D’Alambert

Diderot and D’Alambert encyclopaedia celebrated the watchmaking art since its first edition:. « La fabrique qui fleurit le plus à Genève est celle de l’horlogerie. Elle occupe plus de 5’000 personnes, c’est-à-dire plus de la cinquième partie des citoyens. » (translated: The main industry in Geneva was watchmaking. It employs more than 5,000 peole, meaning more than 1/5th of the whole population).

A whole book of the encyclopaedia was dedicated to watchmaking: detailed figures illustrated technical aspects of clock functioning.

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Una rassegna di differenti tipologie di scappamento

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Il dettaglio di una macchina per la fresatura dei piani di ruota

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La complessità di un meccanismo con ripetizione à la Stacden

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Moderna copertina del libro dedicato all'orologeria dell'Enciclopedia

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