A simple and sophisticated housing for this timeless clock
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 specific shape was introduced during the second half of the XIXth century. Oval cases were found in a considerable variety, often engraved, with enamel sides or porcelain panels.
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This classic masterpiece is available with various complications such as Strike, Repeat on demand, Alarm, Day , Date and Moon Phase indications.
DESIGN & DISPLAY
Hours and Minutes
100 x 118 x 86 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