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High grade antique repeater carriage clock made by Achille Brocot

The aesthetics of carriage clocks are just perfect to sit proud in any room, and here is a very high grade antique repeater carriage clock made by Achille Brocot in the 1870's.

This is such an attractive carriage clock that will also chime with a delightful "ping" on the hours as well as the half hours. As well as this, it is also a repeater carriage clock. A repeater carriage clock is one that strikes the hour when you press the button on the top as can be seen in the images.

Made by Achille Brocot who was an eminent clock maker in France in the 19th century, the movement has been completely serviced and overhauled and comes with our twelve month warranty. The case which measures 12.1cm high (or 16.2cm to the top of the handle) by 8.2cm wide by 7.5cm deep, has also been polished and sealed.

With the original glass panels able to show you the movement from all sides, the dial displays Roman numerals and is signed with the retailer, "Marshall & Sons Paris"

In wonderful condition and so stylish, this antique repeater carriage clock not only looks so handsome, but sounds so elegant as well.


Stock# W1193

Maker: Achille Brocot

Circa: 1870


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High grade antique repeater carriage clock made by Achille Brocot

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.

Click here to view some more of our antique clocks currently instore: https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/product-category/antique/antique-clocks-antique/


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