"Officer's Clock, Travel Large Ring Chime Westminster 4 Gongs". Travel clock in the so-called ENGLISH shape signed Charles OUDIN with Alarm / alarm function and large chime bell on 4 blued steel gongs. The movement and signed by the monogram AB which the mark of Alfred BAVEUX. The sides are adorned with enamelled LIMOGES panels.We see a male figure on one side and a woman on the other side, this remarkable enamel work in the details is typical of the LIMOGES city n France. The chime starts every quarter of an hour as on the Westminster chimes, respecting the same sequence. The operation of this clock is guaranteed. The Swiss lever escapement is of very high quality, all the moving parts are mounted on counter-pivots, the balance is bicompensated with a blued steel hairspring with BREGUET end curve. The movement (chime and clockwise) operates over 8 days, so you have to reset the time and the bell every week. Limoge panels are in very good condition with no gaps or cracks. The 3 beveled glasses are in perfect condition. The gilded bronzes have just been cleaned, the gilding has micro-scratches but it is in very good condition with little wear. 15,5 cm sans la poignée.
All the work carried out on this clock is carried out in compliance with the ethical rules for the restoration of horological objects. Without modification or embellishment of the timepiece and using high-end mineral or synthetic oils and greases Moebius... The restoration of this clock (complete disassembly piece by piece of the movement and the cage) has just been carried out in an Art Watch workshop. PRECAUTIONS AND ADVICE: it is advisable to handle the pendulum with cotton gloves to avoid oxidation of the golden brasses by the sweat of the fingers (if fingerprints it is necessary immediately without waiting to pass a soft cloth without product), respect the direction of the arrows for setting the time and setting the alarm.It should not be exposed near a heat source (fireplace in operation, radiators, halogen spotlights, sunlight). There is no work to be done on this beautiful clock. The next overhaul should be done in 5 to 7 years maximum (aging of the oils, which oxidize, causing wear on the pivot points). The item "Antik carriage clock carillon Westminster 4 gongs Grande sonnerie Charles OUDIN" is in sale since Tuesday, December 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Clocks\Mantel/Carriage Clocks\Pre-1900".74" and is located in Saint Gervais. This item can be shipped worldwide.