Antoine Thiout

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Antoine Thiout engraving in Traité de l'horlogerie mechanique et pratique, 1741.
Detail of a pocket watch mechanism.

Antoine Thiout the elder (Paris, 1692–1767) was a French clockmaker. He wrote Traité de l'horlogerie mechanique et pratique (Paris, 1741), a treatise on clockmaking which was widely read in his time.[1] His plates describe clock and watch mechanisms which were often used in 18th century timepieces: for example a verge escapement powered by a spring encased in a barrel, and a regulation based on a cone-shaped fusee.[1]


  1. ^ a b "The principal parts of a watch, 1741". Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. Retrieved 2011-12-24.