Robert Robin, 1742-1799 was born in Paris but very little is known about his early formative years as an apprentice.
In 1778 he published a highly acclaimed article which was presented to the Royal Academy of Science; Mémoire contenant des réflexions sur les propriété du Remontoire, un éschappment naturel avec une courte description d'une pendule dans lacquells ces effets sont exécuté.
In the previous year Robin became Clockmaker to His Royal Highness the Duc de Chartres and in 1782 he became Clockmaker to the King. In the same year he published another work titled Description of a clock indicating seconds, or a machine for measuring time with the greatest precision.
Robin's work included many exceptional watches but he is remembered for his regulators which were all made to the highest possible standard of his time and such examples of his work remain in the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers the Louvres Palaces and the Trianon.