History of the Wall Clock

We found some of the facts of the history of the clock in the names given by the public to some models. The Officier clock, for example, owes its name, nothing more and nothing less than Napoleon. The invention of the mechanical movement of spring had already allowed to considerably reduce the size of the clock, thus giving rise to the so-called “travel clockes” or chariot. One of the first clocks of spring seems to have been offered by Jean de Paris to Louis XI, King of France, in 1480. While it is true, France always has been closely linked to the world of clockmaking, highlighting many of his creations all over the World Grand Master Abraham Louis Breguet, who performed some splendid specimens for his way – and logically – its content is a great example of this supremacy.
Napoleon was a soldier, as it is well known, brilliant, a great quarterback in the programming and design of the battles. However, once ran the risk of losing a job as one of its commanders he came late to the appointment. It was then that the commander demanded that officers would always have a mantel clock.
Thus, orders arriving makers workshops as a result of this firm decision wore written “une pendule pour officier”, hence Officier is his name.
In the next image you can see one of the most characteristic of this style clockes. It’s a clock of coach with repetition of rooms, large and small clock, alarm clock, calendar and moon phases, carried out in the last decade of the 19th century by l. Leory & Cie of craftinlearning. At the auction of Antiquorum of 1993 was assessed among the 24,000 and the 26,000 Swiss francs.
 

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