The inking chronograph is believed to have been invented by the Parisian watchmaker Nicholas Matthieu Rieussec (1781-1852) in 1821. Rieussec who was watchmaker to Louis XVIII, developed his chronograph to time horse races, the system allowed a drop of ink to be deposited onto the dial to record different finishing times (see: P. Friess, Patek Philippe Museum, Index Vols III & IV, p.51). Fredrick Louis Fatton, one of Breguet's best workmen, invented and patented his own inking chronograph system two years after Rieussec and this was further perfected by Breguet.
For another similar double dialled inking chronograph watch by Breguet numbered 4168, see: G. Daniels, The Art of Breguet, 1974, p. 269, figs. 324a-b.
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