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  • The Fabrique d'Horlogerie de Fontainemelon (FHF) is founded in Fontainemelon by Isaac and David Benguerel together with Julien and François Humbert-Droz under the name "Benguerel & Humbert. It is the first raw movement manufacturer of the world.
  • During the French Revolution it is attempted to introduce the decimal time, counting time in decimal units. This fails, however, because of the lack of acceptance by the population.