Carriage Clocks

Grande and Petite Sonnerie carriage clock, with alarm and quarter repeater

    Grande and Petite Sonnerie carriage clock, with alarm and quarter repeater

    France, Paris

    circa 1890


    Brass, glass, leather; gold-plating, silver-plating, guilloche, persswork

    Height - 14 cm, width 9 cm, depth 7.7 cm

    Inscription on the dial: "Breguet 2413", inscription on the movement mounting plate: "Breguet 2413/16306/5105"


    Mechanical carriage clock, in a right-angled artistically decorated yellow metal case with glassed front and side panels, a rear access door, with a drop carrying handle.

    The clock base is decorated with palmette frieze, the "cornice" - with laurel leaves and flower rosettes. Pilasters with acanthus leaves on capitals and bases are in the corners. The clock is crowned with four globe shaped knobs. The carrying handle is held by lion masks.

    The front side features big and small silver-plated dials on gilt background with guilloche. The dials are guilloche in the center, black hour scale marking and blued steel Brequet clock hands.

    The big dial features two scales: a minute scale is split into 60 divisions; an hour scale is split into 12 divisions, with Roman numerals. The small alarm dial is split into 12 divisions with Arabic numerals. Pendulum movement with anchor escapement, split bimetallic balance, two spring actuators, a quarter repeater, an hourly and quarter hour chimes, with two hammers on two gongs and eight days power reserve.

    A three position selecting switch (Gde Jonnerie/Jilence/Quarts) is on the clock base.

    The clock is winded with a key, which is also used to set the hands.

    Double-head winding key.

    The clock is enlosed in red leather travel case decorated with floral embossed gilded pattern and a handle.