Gallet & Co. is a Swiss watch company with a long history dating back to the mid-19th century. It was founded in 1826 in La Chaux-de-Fonds by Julien Gallet, a watchmaker who had previously worked for Abraham-Louis Breguet. The company initially produced pocket watches, and it quickly gained a reputation for its high-quality timepieces.
In the 1880s, Gallet began producing wristwatches, which were becoming increasingly popular at the time. The company continued to innovate and expand its product line, introducing new materials and technology such as shock protection and water resistance.
In the 20th century, Gallet became known for its chronograph watches, which were popular with pilots and other professionals who needed to measure short periods of time. The company also produced a range of dress and sports watches, as well as watches for women.
Today, Gallet is still a respected brand in the watch industry, known for its innovative and high-quality timepieces. It is headquartered in Le Locle, Switzerland, and is owned by the family of Jean-Christophe Bédos, the great-great-grandson of Julien Gallet.