The most simple and efficient travel clock
Both in England and in France from the middle of the 18th century, the gradual evolution of marine timekeepers (chronometers) could be regarded as a facet in the development of portable clocks designed for journeys.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Carriage clocks are also known in France as “Officer’s clocks” and the name is based on an historical anecdote.
It is said that Napoleon, having almost lost a major battle because one of his officers was late, ordered his military chiefs to carry a carriage clock with them at all times. Orders placed with master clockmakers always included the reference “a clock for an officer” and this brought the name into common parlance.
This Anglaise clock was made in London by Huber of Hatton Garden in 1972 and is a reproduction of an “Anglaise” made by Couaillet Frères of St Nicolas d’Aliermont in 1931.
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The best in the tradition of watchmaking art
Enamel dial with hour and minute hands
L'Epée 1839 caliber side view
Opening to admire the escapement
This classic masterpiece is available with various complications such as Strike, Repeat on demand, Alarm, Day , Date and Moon Phase indications.
DESIGN & DISPLAY
107 x 158 x 90 mm
L’Epée 1839 1754 in-house caliber
Power reserve 8 days
MATERIALS & FINISHING
Brass and gold Plated
Gold plated movement and housing
Polishing, sand-blasting, circular satin finishing
White enamel dial with traditional black hands
Manual winding with double ended key
4'620 CHF / excl. VAT