Winnerl was especially renowned for his chronometers which were admired for their 'simplified' construction; this allowed them to be produced economically and in direct competition to those of the English. At the 1837 Société d'Encouragement pour l'Industrie Nationale, Winnnerl's chronometers earnt him a gold medal, he received a further gold medal for his chronometers and a constant force clock escapement at the 1839 Exposition des Produits de l'industrie Française. Winnerl received the Croix de la Légion d'Honneur in 1844 and a further gold medal at the Exposition of the same year. He was appointed clockmaker to the Paris Observatory in 1850. For further information on Winnerl, see: Phillip Arnott, Constant Force Chronometer No.1 Attributed to Paul Garnier, Antiquarian Horology, No.1, Vol. 33, September 2011, p.68.
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