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It bears Redier’s decorative monogram, which acts as his trade mark.
There is a gilded brass equatorial band which is marked out for the hours and halves and bears domed enamelled arabic numerals (1-12 twice.) The time is indicated by a decorative engraved and gilded hand.
The gimbal supporting the globe rests on a turned brass column with an octagonal rouge marble base. Whereas to wind the earlier clocks in this series you just turn the globe anti-clockwise, with this clock the globe rotates freely. To wind it you insert a two pronged key through the base of the gimbal into a brass disc at the bottom of the globe. Rotating the globe anti-clockwise will then wind the clock.
Much is written about Antoine Redier in Dictionaire Des Horlogers Francais, which also has a photograph of him. He was born in Perpignan in 1817, trained under Perrelet and worked at Cour des Petites-Ecuries in 1860. By 1870 the business had become “Et Cie”. He died in 1897. He conducted experimental work on chronometers, regulators, conical pendulums and in many other areas.
Height 7.75". (20cms). £4,750
|Height||20.00 cm||(7.87 inches)|