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ormolu carriage clock #3816 by Breguet - Details:
highly engraved Breguet carriage clock is finished in
Empire ormolu with quarter strike, repeating, and alarm
sounding on a bell. Number
3816 was first sold to Lord Gower on February
4, 1826 accompanied with Breguet certificate of origin
left side of the engraved top has a bronze push quarter
repeat button; the right side has a gilt-metal milled
knob for the pull-wind alarm. An ornate gilt brass handle
is hinged from lion's head mounts.
engine-turned silver dial with blued-steel "Breguet"
hands and a pointed blued-steel alarm indicator is signed
Breguet et fils. The
serial number, 3816, is engraved on a rectangular silvered
plaque mounted on the face and also on the reverse of
the dial, the reverse of the silver chapter disc, the
back plate, and stamped on one of the engraved bun feet.
movement has four back-pinned pillars, a single going
barrel, a large gilt brass platform with cut bimetallic
compensated balance and parachute suspension to a lever
escapement. The alarm pulley and steel repeat rack work
are mounted on the front plate. This
clock has been recently fully serviced and is in good
14cm high w/handle, 8.5cm wide, 6cm deep.
Louis Breguet is credited as being the inventor
of the carriage clock. Typically,
these clocks took the form of a metal-framed case and
glazed on all four sides surmounted by a carrying handle.
carriage clock, as we know it today, was designed and
invented by Breguet about 1795. In 1798 he sold his
first to Napoleon Bonaparte. He
was far ahead of his contemporaries in his carriage
the basic movements are strikingly similar, the more
recent clocks rarely match those of Breguet in finish,
complication, or quality. Breguet made approximately
90 carriage clocks with many of them in mahogany cases.
- Top View
View - Right Quarter
View - Left Front