Lot No. 504 (89th Auction)
Victor-Athanase Pierret à Paris, Height 830 mm, circa 1860

A rare half hour / hour striking globe clock
Case: brass and bronze, gilt, four feet, waved case with clock movement. The terrestrial globe with twelve coloured paper gores. The oceans showing warm and cold currents, the Continents showing mountain ranges and with national borders shown, diameter 360 mm; the globe mounted on its axis above a mechanism geared to the clock's going train and above a horizontal steel calendar ring with bevelled edge. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: square brass full plate movement, zaponed, keywind, rack strike, 1 hammer/1 bell, solid movement pillars.

Victor-Athanase Pierret (1806 - 1893)
Victor-Athanse Pierret was born 1806 in Bucy-les-Pierrepont. He began his five year apprenticeship with Rolin at the age of 13. Later he moved to Paris and settled in the Rue des Bons-Enfants no. 21 when he was 24. Pierret created pendulum clocks with and without calender indicator, cases for ship’s chronometers, chronometer escapements mit temperature compensation and night light clocks with pendulum. At the London Exhibition of 1851 he presented an alarm clock and a pendulum clock with a globe. In 1853 Pierret applied for a patent for a new date indication device, in 1855 he patented an 8-day power reserve movement.
Pierret created his own watchmaking tools to increase his productivity. In 1865 he gave up half his house and retired to Neuilly, where he continued his researches. In 1885 he published a treatise entitled "Horlogerie, outillage et mécanique". Victor-Athanase Pierret died in 1893 and in his will he stipulated an annual prize of 600 francs to be paid to "a watchmaker with an original idea“.
Source: Tardy, "Dictionnaire des Horlogers Francais", Paris 1972, p. 521
Estimate  7,500 - 10,000 €
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