Albert Pellaton (* 1898; † 1966) was a Swiss watchmaker and inventor.
He was initially employed by Vacheron Constantin, where he first completed his watchmaking apprenticeship and later became a movement designer. 1944, after the dissolution of the design department due to the merger of Vacheron Constantin with Jaeger-LeCoultre, he left the company and joined IWC. There he worked as technical director until 1966.
Pellaton became famous for inventing the Pellaton winding system, which could achieve a power reserve of up to seven days. He had developed this system 1946; 1960 it was patented.
Other developments by Pellaton:
- 1946: Caliber 89 with center second
- 1948: Pilot's Watch Mark XI with inner case of soft iron for magnetic shielding,
- 1950: the first IWC caliber (Caliber 81) with automatic winding,
- 1954: the IWC Ingenieur,
- 1959: Caliber 44 for ladies' watches.
- Jörg M. Mehltretter: Armbanduhren-Spezial: IWC – Geschichte, Design, Technik. ISBN 3898800458
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