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Pictured: U.S. Patent #384,731 Charles-Auguste Paillard received six patents in the United States for his innovative palladium alloys used in watchmaking. Paillard’s alloys were immune to corrosion, did not dilate significantly with temperature changes, and were non-magnetic.  Paillard’s last patent application in the United States...
Pictured: C.A. Paillard’s Palladium Balance Abstract of English Patent #8730. While the most delicate part of a watch to be significantly affected by magnetism and corrosion is the hairspring, the balance wheel can also cause erratic timekeeping when plagued by similar afflictions.  Recognizing this, Paillard...
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