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Pellaton, Albert

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:


  • Jörg M. Mehltretter: Armbanduhren-Spezial: IWC – Geschichte, Design, Technik. ISBN 3898800458
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