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Chris Farrell

Christopher Robert Eric Farrell is an Irish rugby union player for Pro14 and Champions Cup side Munster and, for Ireland. He represents Young Munster in the All-Ireland League. Farrell grew up in a village in south Tyrone, Northern Ireland, his initial sporting passion was soccer and he played centre-half for a local team, before he started playing rugby at the age of 11 for Clogher Valley RFC in County Tyrone. In December 2011, Farrell aged 18, made his Ulster debut against Leinster. At the beginning of the 2014–15 Top 14 season, Farrell joined French Top 14 side FC Grenoble, where Bernard Jackman of Connacht and Ireland, was coach. Farrell made his first start against Oyonnax. On 24 January 2017, it was announced that Farrell would be joining Irish province Munster on a two-year contract, beginning at the conclusion of the 2016–17 season. Farrell made his competitive debut for Munster on 1 September 2017, starting the provinces opening 2017–18 Pro14 fixture against Benetton in Irish Independent Park, Cork.

Farrell scored his first try for Munster in their fixture against South African side Cheetahs on 9 September 2017, helping the province to a 51–18 win in Thomond Park. He was ruled out for 6–8 weeks following a knee injury sustained whilst playing for Ireland, he returned from the injury on 6 January 2018, starting in Munster's 39–13 win against Connacht. A knee injury Farrell suffered while with the Ireland squad during the 2018 Six Nations required surgery, subsequently ruled him out of the remainder of the 2017–18 season, he signed a three-year contract extension with Munster in October 2018, a deal that will see Farrell remain with the province until at least June 2022. Farrell returned from the aforementioned knee injury on 25 November 2018, featuring off the bench in Munster's 2018–19 Pro14 round 9 fixture against Italian side Zebre, he scored two tries and earned the Man-of-the-Match in Munster's 44–14 win against Edinburgh on 30 November 2018. Farrell earned his first senior international call-up in October 2017, being named in the Ireland squad for the 2017 Autumn Internationals.

He made his first appearance for Ireland on 18 November 2017, starting against Fiji. Farrell started in Ireland's win against Argentina, though he went off injured during the second-half. Farrell made his Six Nations debut on 24 February 2018, starting against Wales and earning the Man-of-the-Match award in Ireland's 37–27 win. However, a knee injury sustained during training ruled Farrell out of the remainder of the tournament, he was selected in the 31-man Ireland squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, having featured in the warm-up matches against Italy, Wales. Correct as of 28 September 2019 European Under-18 Rugby Union Championship Winner: Six Nations Championship: Winner: 2018 Grand Slam: Winner: 2018 Triple Crown: Winner: 2018 Munster Profile Ireland Profile Pro14 Profile Chris Farrell at European Professional Club Rugby U20 Six Nations Profile

Abraham-Louis Perrelet

Abraham-Louis Perrelet, born in Neuchâtel in Switzerland, was a Swiss horologist. His father, Daniel was a carpenter and a farmer and as soon as the young man was in a position to do some favours, he helped his parents on the farm. At the age of twenty years he gave up his modest work to learn watchmaking. After an apprenticeship of fifteen days at one named Prince, in Le Locle, who worked little and badly, where he learnt nothing, he started to work independently and so became his own master. About the beginning of 1777, Perrelet invented a self-winding mechanism for automatic watches, it worked on the same principle as a modern wristwatch, was designed to wind as the owner walked, using an oscillating weight inside the large watch that moved up and down. The Geneva Society of Arts reported in 1777 that fifteen minutes walking was necessary to wind the watch sufficiently for eight days, the following year reported that it was selling well. Perrelet is thus acknowledged as the inventor of the "automatic" watch.

However, his watch used a weight pivoting at the side of the movement. The first drawing and accurate description of an automatic watch with a central rotor was created in 1778 by the watchmaker Hubert Sarton and that design is attributed to him. Following the work of Perrelet, other watchmakers created automatic watches from about 1777 on. Perrelet sold some of his watches to a contemporary watchmaking luminary, Abraham-Louis Breguet around 1780, who improved upon the mechanism in his own version of the design, calling his watches "perpetuelles", the French word for perpetual, they did not work reliably and Breguet stopped producing them around 1810. Louis-Frédéric Perrelet, a grandson of Abraham-Louis Perrelet, was trained by his grandfather and went into business in Paris. Louis-Frédéric invented marine watches with measuring instruments and a split-second precision chronograph, he won one of three Lalande awards for 1830. While the factory claims to have been in continuous production since the late eighteenth century, the brand has only begun to command attention worthy of its heritage.

The brand, acquired in 2004 by Miguel Rodriguez of the Festina Group, appointed Marc Bernhardt as CEO of Perrelet in 2007, under his direction the company released a few regarded watches. These included watches with retrograde, jumping hour, double-rotor complications. In terms of pricing, Bernhardt positioned Perrelet in the lower middle of the luxury market, with most of their releases priced between five and ten thousand dollars, their upper-range watches featuring costlier complications, such as tourbillons or minute-repeaters retailed in the thirty-forty thousand dollar range. In 2009 Rodriguez appointed Fausto Salvi as CEO of Perrelet. Perrelet Watch Company