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Antique carriage clock with alarm


Antique carriage clocks such as this one here are not only wonderful timepieces, but are also so aesthetically pleasing to look at, and this one is truly magnificent with not only the fret work design, but this is enhanced by the red colouring behind that really makes this clock stand out so beautifully.

Made by the Swiss company Duverdrey & Bloquel in the early 1900's, not only does this clock tell the time, but it also has an alarm function which like winding and setting the clock, is set from behind and the time for it to sound is displayed on the smaller dial on the front.

The front of this clock looks amazing, and will certainly stand out in any room where it will no doubt always be admired.

The clock measures 11.5cm tall plus the handle, by 8cm wide by 7cm, and the 8-day movement has just been completely serviced, runs beautifully and comes with our twelve month warranty.

This is such an eye catching clock that is destined to always get the attention that it rightly deserves each time that someone walks into the room.


Stock# W2043

Maker: Duverdy & Bloquel

Circa: 1910



Antique carriage clock with alarm

Antique carriage clock with alarm made by Duverdy & Bloquel in the early 1900's.

Who were Duverdy & Bloquel?

Duverdy & Bloquel was formed in Switzerland in 1910 and produced high quality carriage clocks.

What is a carriage clock?

A brief history on carriage clocks:
Carriage clocks are also known as “Officer’s clocks” and was developed in France in the early 19th century. Made by the famous and arguably the most important and influential clock maker, Abraham-Louis Breguet. Story has it that they were originally designed for the Emperor Napoleon in 1812. What makes carriage clocks different to other clocks especially at that time, is that they held a spring driven movement within its casing allowing them to be easily transported. The robust nature of the design gave carriage clocks a new level of practicality, as they were portable all the while keeping their accuracy.

Carriage clocks often have decorative handles and either porcelain, enamel or glass panels. They also often have glass side ant top panel to allow viewing of the movement.
The handles were not just there for aesthetics, as they were an important feature of the clock. They made them suitable for transporting around outside the house.
Often fitted in brass cases which once restored brings them back to their former glory. The glass often had beveled edges giving it a further attractive look and style to it.

The carriage clock was designed specifically to meet the need for a more portable and durable clock. This wouldn’t be damaged while being moved and taken quite literally in carriages that were rolling over cobblestone roads. These clock were built to last and have stood the test of time, with many examples still remaining in wonderful condition today.

Just as popular today as when they were made, carriage clocks have that unique ability over other antique clocks of being able to fit into any room thanks to a style and design that doesn’t give it a dated look or feel to it.

Where can I get my antique clock repaired?

At Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. For over thirty five years, Kalmar Antiques have been repairing and restoring antique clocks, watches and pocket watches.


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