The Perrelet watch brand was founded in 1777 by Abraham-Louis Perrelet, a Swiss watchmaker known for his innovations in horology. Perrelet was the inventor of the self-winding watch, also known as the “perpetual” or “automatic” watch, which used the motion of the wearer’s wrist to wind the mainspring. This groundbreaking technology revolutionized the watchmaking industry and is still in use today. In addition to his work on automatic watches, Perrelet also developed a number of other innovations, including the first minute repeater and the first tourbillon. The Perrelet brand continued to produce high-quality watches over the centuries, and today is known for its sophisticated designs and advanced technical features.