‘TRUE GEMS NEVER LOSE THEIR LUSTRE’
H. U. Schmid
SCHMID ATELIER – ARTISANAL WATCH AND CLOCKMAKERS – REVISION, RESTORATION AND SALE OF OLD AND ANTIQUE CLOCKS
BOUTIQUE D' HORLOGERIE
Our "Boutique d'Horlogerie" is an oasis of time measurement. Here we deal with the entire spectrum of watchmaking. From the antique rice clock, to the timeless wristwatch, to the English longcase clock, we offer everything, each with its own history.
We can repair, restore, modify or even find the clock of your dreams.
All valuable timepieces, which we present for you on our sales platform, can of course be viewed on site, or on request.
All pieces will be completely overhauled for sale or restored according to your wishes. We grant a 2-year guarantee on all agreed and executed works.
Atelier Schmid, Hansueli Schmid, Tel. (+41) 044 382 05 07; firstname.lastname@example.org; Schäracher 6, 8053 Zürich, appointment by arrangement
- German longcase clock
- Miniature carriage clock
- Eng. wall clock by Thomas May
- English longcase clock by John Juler
- English lantern clock by Mark Hawkins Jr
- Eng. longcase clock by Benjamin Wright
- Eng. longcase clock by Edward Brookes
- English longcase clock by William Gill
- French table clock by Pierre Le Roy
- Pendule d’Officier
- Carriage clock by Breguet & Fils
- English bracket clock by Charles Haley
- English table clock, library clock
- English longcase clock by John Drew
- Sedan pocket watch
- Atmos VII ‘Embassy’ by Jaeger-LeCoultre
- ENGLISH MARINE CHRONOMETER by Parkinson & Frodsham
- FRENCH CARRIAGE CLOCK by Drocourt
- “GORGE” MANTEL CLOCK, Paris, ca. 1880
- FRENCH “DIRECTOIRE” TABLE CLOCK, Paris, ca. 1800
- NEUENBURGER TABLE CLOCK
- FRENCH TABLE CLOCK by Le Roy & Fils, Paris
- Englische Laternenuhr von Richard Rayment
GERMAN LONGCASE CLOCK, Bamberg, Germany, ca. 1710
CHF 17800.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 14.0351.20
Very elegant Baroque longcase clock in a walnut-veneered case with inlays and solid, carved appliqués in the middle section and top. Unsigned. Arched dial in brass with silvered ornamentation. Hour and minute hands.
Movement with anchor escapement and front pendulum. Quarter strike on two bells.
Running time: 1 week
Height: 238 cm
Miniature CARRIAGE CLOCK, Geneva, ca. 1905
REF. NUMBER: 16.0538.25
Miniature carriage clock, in light blue, guilloche translucent enamelled silver case. Dial with Arabic numerals. One-week movement with balance wheel-spiral system. Geneva, ca. 1905.
Height: 6.0 cm
ENGLISH WALL CLOCK by Thomas May
CHF 5800.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 17.0834.17V
English wall clock signed: ‘Thomas May – Witney’, with an extraordinarily finely engraved dial. Ebonised, beautifully proportioned wall case (modern, presumably 50 years old). Small movement, a birdcage movement with going train and hour strike. Long pendulum. Weight-driven movement with endless chain. Running time: 30 hours.
Thomas May, son of John (also a clockmaker), worked in Witney circa 1772.
ENGLISH LONGCASE CLOCK by John Juler
CHF 5500.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 14.0353.20V
English longcase clock signed ‘John Juler – North Walsham’, ca. 1760.
Walnut-veneered oak case. Movement with seconds pendulum and anchor escapement. The striking train strikes the hour on a bell.
Running time: 1 week
Beautiful dial with strike/silent (in the arch), hour and minute hands, and date in the window.
John Juler worked between 1753 and 1773.
Height: 229 cm
ENGLISH LANTERN CLOCK by Mark Hawkins Jr
CHF 6800.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 14.0355.21V
English hybrid lantern clock signed: ‘Mark Hawkins JUNIOR – St.Edm’ds Bury’, ca. 1740.
One-handed clock with exceptionally large movement design. Dial with silvered chapter ring and beautiful signature plaque in the arch.
Prismatic movement design. The case and movement are made of brass, with two movements in a front and back arrangement. Drive with endless rope and driving weight. Going train with anchor escapement and long pendulum.
Striking train with locking plate and hour strike on a bell.
Mark Hawkins worked circa 1735 in what is now Bury St Edmunds.
Total height: 134 cm
ENGLISH LONGCASE CLOCK by Benjamin Wright
CHF 9800.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 14.0354.20V
Longcase clock, signed ‘Benj Wright – Londini Fecit’ with marquetry retro case from the year 1980, of splendid quality.
One-handed movement with a 10-inch (25.5 cm) square dial. Weight-driven, long pendulum and early English anchor escapement. Built ca. 1685–1690. Locking plate striking train with hour strike on bell.
Running time: 30 hours.
Height: 207 cm
ENGLISH LONGCASE CLOCK by Edward Brookes
CHF 49000.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 15.0444.20V
Early English longcase clock signed ‘Edw. Brookes – London Fecit’, circa 1695. Exceptionally beautiful marquetry case, walnut veneer on oak with various woods used for the floral motifs.
The movement features an anchor escapement with seconds pendulum and a striking train with a locking plate and hour strike on a bell. Hour and minute hands, as well as the date in the window.
Running time: 8 days
The 11-inch (28 cm) square dial and the blued steel hands are typical of the era in the waning years of the 17th century.
Edward Brookes was a renowned clockmaker in his day. In 1696, he emigrated to Amsterdam and gained fame there as well. He is mentioned numerous times in both the Dutch and English clockmaking literature of the time.
Height: 202 cm
ENGLISH LONGCASE CLOCK by William Gill
CHF 6500.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 14.0357.20V
English longcase clock, signed ‘Will..m Gill Hastings’, built ca. 1795.
A simple, yet beautiful grandfather clock. Mahogany case. Engraved and silvered brass dial. Hour, minute and second hands, as well as a strike/silent in the arch. Date indicator.
Movement with pendulum and anchor escapement, hour strike on a bell. Running time: 8 days.
William Gill, a well-known clockmaker in Hastings, produced this clock at the end of the 18th century.
Height: 202 cm
FRENCH TABLE CLOCK by Pierre Le Roy
CHF 13900.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 14.0352.27V
Table clock signed ‘P.R LE ROY A PARIS’. France, ca. 1775.
Louis XVI table clock of a very elegant shape with beautiful chasing and well-preserved fire gilding. Exquisite Louis XVI hands. The case was probably built by the famous bronzier Osmond, who supplied the Le Roy family at the time.
Movement with anchor escapement and pendulum; striking train with locking plate and half-hour strike on a bell. Running time: 2 weeks.
Pierre Le Roy (1717–1785), son of Julien Le Roy, primarily built precision clocks and marine chronometers. From 1759 (after the retirement of his father), his place of business was in the ‘Galerie du Louvre’.
Height: 47 cm
CHF 13500.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 14.0312.25V
Pendule d’Officier, Courvoisier (unsigned), Switzerland, 1820. Rare, walnut burl-veneered case, with fire-gilt bronze handle and feet.
Movement with verge escapement and balance wheel-spiral system. Chain/fusee for going and striking train, side selection lever for grande sonnerie & petite sonnerie, silence. Striking train with pull-wind on two gongs and quarter repetition on demand. Alarm strike on bell.
Height: 28 cm
CARRIAGE CLOCK by Breguet & Fils
CHF 8900.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 17.0740.29V
Unusual carriage clock signed: ‘Breguet à Paris’. Mahogany case with fire-gilt bronze. The eight-day movement with short pendulum and typical Neuenburger 3/4-hour striking train strikes the time on two blued gongs.
This rare case shape was built exclusively between 1800 and 1820. Empire. Switzerland, ca. 1810.
Height: 24.5 cm
ENGLISH BRACKET CLOCK by Charles Haley
CHF 8700.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 17.0836.17V
English bracket clock, signed: ‘Chas. Haley – London’, ca. 1790. Ebonised wooden case with bronze appliqués. Silvered, engraved dial. The back plate is also signed ‘Haley – London’.
Exceptionally robustly constructed movement with double fusee, as well as a rise and fall regulator with a small hand and ‘strike/silent’. Verge escapement with striking train for hour strike on bell, repetition on demand.
Charles Haley, a well-known clockmaker in his day, was born in 1762 and was a member of the Clockmakers Company from 1781–1825.
ENGLISH TABLE CLOCK, library clock
CHF 2200.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 16.0559.28.V
English table clock, also known as a library clock, in a rustic mahogany case, signed: ‘BAKER – LONDON’. Circa 1860. The iron dial features Roman numerals.
Robust, high-quality movement with spring and fusee, pendulum and English anchor. One-week movement.
Height: 32 cm
ENGLISH LONGCASE CLOCK by John Drew
CHF 16800.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 17.0835.20V
Early English longcase clock signed ‘John Drew – Johnson Court – In Fleet Street, London’, ca. 1700. Lovely case, walnut veneer on oak.
The movement features an anchor escapement with seconds pendulum and a striking train with a locking plate and hour strike on a bell. Exquisitely crafted, 11-inch dial. Hour and minute hands, as well as the date in the window.
Running time: 8 days
John Drew (1676–1713) did his apprenticeship with Joseph Knibb. He joined the Clockmakers Company in 1684. According to G.H. Baillie, only one other longcase clock by him is known to exist.
SEDAN POCKET WATCH
CHF 5900.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 17.0823.08V
Sedan watch, unsigned. Octagonal brass case. White enamel, Roman numeral dial. Lovely Breguet hands. Created ca. 1800, probably in Geneva.
One-day movement with cylinder escapement and alarm. Very rare 1/8-hour repetition on demand on two bells. The alarm and going train are wound, and the hands set, on the back of the clock.
Atmos VII ‘Embassy’ by Jaeger-LeCoultre
CHF 3300.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 20.1314.34
Hauteur: 22 cm Table clock with gilt brass and red-marbled and painted sides. Winding system utilising temperature and air pressure changes, torsion pendulum and anchor escapement. Built in 1968. Calibre 328/1,
Height: 22 cm
FRENCH CARRIAGE CLOCK by Drocourt
Carriage clock by Drocourt, Paris, ca. 1880
CHF 6800.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 19.1277.25
This characteristic carriage clock in an exquisitely engraved and chased bronze case with the original fire gilding is glass-encased on five sides. The clock features an eight-day movement and has an alarm function and repetition trigger. Movement with balance wheel-spiral system and English anchor. The rack striking mechanism strikes the hour and half-hour on two gongs. White enamel dial with Roman numerals, framed by an exquisitely engraved and gilt mask.
Height: 18.5 cm
NEUENBURGER TABLE CLOCK
CHF 3200.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 20.1326.28.v
Elegant table clock, Switzerland, ca. 1830. Walnut burl-veneered case with profiled base and flat pediment. Movement with pendulum and anchor escapement. Characteristic Neuenburger three-quarter strike on two gongs. Running time: 8 days
Height: 33 cm
FRENCH “DIRECTOIRE” TABLE CLOCK, Paris, ca. 1800
CHF 7900.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 19.1035.30
Striking “Directoire” pendulum clock, signed: “Angevin à Paris”.
Glass-encased on five sides with fire-gilt decorative elements. Light-blue enamelled dial with Roman numerals. One-month movement with pendulum and anchor escapement.
Height: 39 cm
“GORGE” MANTEL CLOCK, Paris, ca. 1880
CHF 5600.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 20.1327.28.V
French table clock, signed: Le Roy & Fils, Paris.
Solid bronze case, glass-encased on five sides. Two-part, white enamel dial with Roman numerals. One-week movement with gridiron pendulum and visible escapement with ruby pallets and “Brocot” fine regulation. Half-hour strike on a bell.
Height: 36 cm
FRENCH TABLE CLOCK by Le Roy & Fils, Paris
CHF 3200.- (incl. VAT)
REF. NUMBER: 20.1325.29.V
French table clock, signed: Le Roy & Fils, Paris ca. 1840
Exquisitely crafted, profiled case, walnut-veneered with inlays. Signed, white enamel dial with Roman numerals. One-week movement with thread pendulum and anchor escapement. Half-hour locking plate striking train on a bell.
Height: 35 cm
ENGLISH LANTERN CLOCK by Richard Rayment
Total HEIGHT: 128 cm
REF. NUMBER: 16.0716.21V
English lantern clock, signed “Richard Rayment, St.Edm'ds Bury”, ca. 1720.
Prismatic movement design. The case and movement are made of brass, with two movements in a front and back arrangement. Drive with endless rope and driving weight. Going train with anchor escapement
and long pendulum. Striking train with locking plate and hour strike on a bell. Running time: 30 hours.
Richard Rayment (1686–1754) was known as a good clockmaker and is one of the most renowned names, particularly for the manufacture of lantern clocks. He worked around 1700 in what is now Bury St Edmunds, England. The greatest centre for the manufacture of lantern clocks at that time emerged in the counties of Suffolk and Essex.
- English marine chronometer
- English bracket clock
- French Empire lantern clock
- French portico clock
- Empire mantel clock
- Precision wall regulator Charles Joseph
- Carriage clock by F. A. Margaine
- Carriage clock by J. B. Béguin
- Southern German table clock by J. G. Langschwert
- Table regulator Robert Robin
- Wall clock Cartel Louis XIV
- Viennese carriage clock
- Neuenburger Pendule Louis XVI
- FRENCH TABLE CLOCK by Claude Grivolas & Cie
FRENCH TABLE CLOCK "Pendule 400 Jours" by Claude Grivolas & Cie
HEIGHT: 36 cm
REF. NUMBER: 20.1328.26.V
French table clock, "Pendule 400 Jours", by Claude Grivolas & Cie.
Four-sided glazed solid bronze case with two inlaid columns on the sides. White enameled dial with Arabic numerals.
Annual movement with torsion pendulum and Graham escapement, and fine regulation in the pendulum disc.
The French clock and barometer factory of Claude Grivolas, was founded around 1903. It was the only French company producing annual clocks.
ENGLISH BRACKET CLOCK
ENGLISH TABLE CLOCK by Ellicott – London
English table clock (bracket clock), signed on the dial and on the back plate: ‘Ellicott – London’, ca. 1780, mahogany-veneered oak case with handle and bronze pine cones.
Movement with anchor escapement and hour strike on bell. Going and striking train with fusee drive using gut cords.
Strike/silent, hour repeater, lovely steel hands and date indicator in the window. One-week movement.
Height: 50 cm
ENGLISH MARINE CHRONOMETER
Marine chronometer, signed: ‘D. Mc. Gregor & Co.’. No. P 4310. England, ca. 1860. Mahogany case, brass inlays, with elegant, inset handles. Screwed-on, signed plate made of ivory. Silvered dial with Roman numerals and small second dial.
Movement with chain/fusee and spring detent escapement. Running time: 54 hours.
FRENCH LANTERN CLOCK, Normandy
Lantern clock, signed ‘Fouguet Daçon’. Normandy, France, ca. 1760.
Prismatic movement design with typical brass cage and twisted columns. Case front with bronze dial edging. Exceptionally beautiful enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numerals.
Movement with long pendulum and anchor escapement. Rack striking with half-hour strike ‘en passant’ via two hammers on bell.
Movement height: 39 cm; total: 109 cm
FRENCH PORTICO CLOCK
Extraordinarily beautiful mantel clock of a stately size.
Fire-gilt bronze appliqués of the highest quality. Large Paris movement with gridiron pendulum and locking plate striking train on bell. Paris, ca. 1820.
Running time: 14 days
Height: 52 cm
EMPIRE MANTEL CLOCK
FRENCH EMPIRE MANTEL CLOCK
Neoclassical table clock by Le Roy, Paris. Case in well-preserved original gilding, plinth in green marble. Eight-day movement with anchor escapement and striking train with hour and half-hour strike on a bell.
Height: 36 cm
PRECISION WALL REGULATOR by Charles Joseph
FRENCH PRECISION WALL REGULATOR by Charles Joseph
Regulator, signed ‘Charles Joseph – Horloger de l’Observatoire de Paris’, ca. 1900.
Running time: 1 month.
Charles Joseph (1852–1935) received the honorary French title of ‘Meilleur ouvrier de France’ (Best Worker in France) in 1927.
Height: 158 cm
CARRIAGE CLOCK by F.A. Margaine
CARRIAGE CLOCK by F.A. Margaine, Paris, ca. 1880
Finely crafted carriage clock in the fire-gilt brass case, encased in glass on five sides. Eight-day movement with platform escapement and balance wheel-spiral system as well as anchor escapement. 1/2-hour striking train on gong. Repetition and alarm.
Height: 16.5 cm
CARRIAGE CLOCK by J. B. Béguin
FRENCH CARRIAGE CLOCK by J.B. Béguin
This characteristic carriage clock in an exquisitely engraved and chased bronze case with the original fire gilding is glass-encased on five sides. The clock features an eight-day movement and has an alarm function and date display.
Height: 18.5 cm
SOUTHERN GERMAN TABLE CLOCK by J. G. Langschwert
Small table clock by Johann Georg Langschwert. Würzburg, ca. 1740.
The brass case has a finely engraved, arched dial with an overlaid Roman numeral dial. The movement features a verge escapement and short pendulum.
Two-day movement with alarm function.
Height: 15 cm
TABLE REGULATOR Robert Robin 1790
RÉGULATEUR DE BUREAU by Robert Robin
Very elegant table regulator by Robin, Paris, 1790. Mahogany case, glass-encased on five sides, with the finest original gilt bronze appliqués.
Signatures: ROBIN, Aux Galéries du Louvre (on dial), Dubuisson (small on dial at 6 o’clock), ROBIN, Horloger du ROY, 1790 (on the back movement plate).
Height: 46 cm
WALL CLOCK Cartel Louis XVI
Wall clock Cartel, France, ca. 1785/1790
Solid bronze case in an elegant shape. Movement with anchor escapement and striking train with locking plate and half-hour strike on a bell.
Large enamel dial and exceptionally beautiful hands.
Running time: 2 weeks
Height: 66 cm
VIENNESE CARRIAGE OR OFFICER’S CLOCK
Viennese carriage or officer’s clock, ca. 1815/1820
Carriage clock in finely crafted, fire-gilt case, exceptionally well preserved. Movement with cylinder escapement and ‘Viennese grande sonnerie’ as well as quarter repetition on two gongs.
Alarm movement. Exquisitely chased dial with Roman numerals and blued hands.
Running time: 30 hours
Height: 24.5 cm
NEUENBURGER LOUIS XVI PENDULUM CLOCK
WREF. NUMBER: 14.0350.11V
Classical ‘Neuchâteloise’ in solid wooden case. Painted green with colourful floral motifs; Switzerland ca. 1795. Movement with typical Neuenburger 3/4-hour strike on two bells. Verge escapement and quarter repetition.
Running time: 2 weeks
Total height (with base): 89 cm