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Antique repeater carriage clock made by Couaillet

Here is a very high grade antique repeater carriage clock that was made by the French company, Couaillet in the 1890's and has just come back from a complete overhaul of both the lever escapement movement and the case as well.

A repeater carriage clock is one that strikes the hour by pressing the button on the top as well as striking the hours and one strike for the half hour. The beautiful "ping" that sounds as it strikes the hours and half hours is so delightful to hear, and combine this with the beautiful aesthetics of it, and you have a clock that will not only look perfect in any room, but sound just as charming.

The case measures 13cm high (or 17.5cm to the top of the handle when it is up) by 9.5cm wide and 8cm deep and typical of carriage clocks of the time, shows the beautiful movement from all sides, including the top.

Perfect for any room or office as well as a gift for that special occasion, this antique repeater clock looks and sounds as beautiful today as when it was made over a century ago.


Stock# ES8394

Maker: Couaillet

Circa: 1890



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Antique repeater carriage clock made by Couaillet

Antique repeater carriage clock made by Couaillet


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 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, and 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, and when glass allows viewing of the movements within.
The handles were not just there for aesthetics, as they were an important feature of the clock, making 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, which 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.

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