Simon VISSIÈRE au Hâvre marine chronometer ca. 1870
Heavy 3-piece case with brass handles. Brass cardanic suspension of the watch drum.
original white enamel dial with black Roman and Arabic numerals. Three sub-dials for the hours (Roman) at 9 o'clock position, the seconds at 3 o'clock position and the power-reserve for 49 hours at 6 o'clock position.
Simon Vissière was born in Paris in 1822 and died 1887 in Cannets. He was a student of Winnerl and dedicated his studies to the influence of magnetism on timekeepers. He established his own business in 1867 in Hâvre, where he built a small observatory for his studies. In the same year he was awarded a patent for a chronometer balance.