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Pictured: Advertisement by R. Haswell and Sons for Paillard’s Palladium Balance Springs, The Horological Journal, July 1883 Charles-Auguste Paillard originally developed palladium alloys for use in fine marine chronometers due to the non-corrosive properties of the alloy. Despite Paillard’s palladium balance spring being introduced to...
Pictured: “Palladium Balance Springs” (Excerpt), The Horological Journal, July 1879. When Charles-Auguste Paillard moved to Geneva in 1862, he dedicated his research to developing a corrosion-immune alloy for hairsprings used in marine chronometers.  Creating an alloy that also behaved similarly to a standard steel hairspring...
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