"Felsing Grande Sonnerie Travel Clock". Complicated and very rare "quarter-hour strike" carriage clock with quarter-hour repeater, "Grande Sonnerie" strike, alarm clock and calendar. This clock has the silence function which is activated by turning the upper square to the left of the escapement on the plate at the back. Case: gold-plated brass case, smooth, contoured base and cornice, faceted on all sides, domed handle, push-button for repeated triggering. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, day and date display, central alarm hand, blued Breguet hands.Movement: rectangular movement in brass, gold plated, key winding, 3 hammers / 2 bells, massive movement pillars, 3 barrels with setting of quarter-hour and hour chimes as well as an alarm mechanism, Swiss anchor escapement , gold screw balance, blued hairspring. Charles Allix, a specialist in travel clocks, describes a particularly unusual and rare variant of the Grande and Petite Sonnerie themes: Jacot built a certain number of clocks which he called Demi-hour Sonnerie. These clocks strike the hours and half-hours like a "Grande Sonnerie", but not the quarter of an hour except on this model which strikes it every quarter of an hour followed by the hour in passing; that is, the clock does not strike a quarter of an hour later. However, if the repeater is triggered via the pusher, the watch sounds the hours and every quarter of an hour like a normal "Grande Sonnerie".
Charles Allix was only aware of one of these watches. Illustrated and described in: Lodovico Magistretti and Luigi Pippa, "I Ritmi del Tempo - Storia ed evoluzione della Travel clock ".In 1820 Johann Conrad Völtzing moved from the Black Forest to Berlin and changed his name to Felsing. The first branch office of his company was in Schloßfreiheit No. The company was then located in Prachtallee Unter der Linden 20 in Berlin.
Conrad Felsing, court clockmaker, Schloss Freiheit N. 1, Berlin, height 160 mm, circa 1860.A complex half-hour strike quarter-repeater carriage clock with a half-hour Grande Sonnerie automatic strike, alarm and calendar. Case: brass, gilded, polished, molded base and cornice, enamelled facet on all sides, wavy handle on top, button for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, day and date indication, central alarm hand, blued Breguet hands.
Rectangular, gold-plated brass movement, key, 3 hammers / 2 bells, massive movement pillars, 3 upright barrels for "Petite and Grande Sonnerie" and alarm clock, platform with club-tooth anchor escapement, balance wheel gold screw compensation, blued balancing spring. "Demi-Heure Sonneries" Charles Allix, the specialist in car clocks, writes about a really special and rare variation on the theme "large" and "small bell": Jacot has built some clocks called "half-hour bell".
These clocks sound like a "grand strike" when the hours and half-hours pass, but not at quarters. In other words, the bells do not ring in the first and third quarter.But if you press the snooze button, the clock will behave like an ordinary "grand strike", striking the hours and every quarter. Charles Allix knew only one copy of this child. Illustrated and described in: Lodovico Magistretti and Luigi Pippa "I Ritmi del Tempo - Storia ed evoluzione della Travel clock", Milan 1998, p. Johann Conrad Völtzing moved from the Black Forest to Berlin in 1820 and changed his name to Felsing. His first store was at Schloss Freiheit No.
Later the company had its office at Unter den Linden 20, the most beautiful and elegant boulevard in Berlin. The movement (chime and hourly rate) operates over 8 days, so you have to wind up the time and chime every week. The photos are not retouched: the object is prettier in real life than in the photos, no bad surprises, it is a choice on the part of our workshop.
All the work carried out on this clock is carried out in compliance with the ethical rules for the restoration of watchmaking objects. That is to say without modification or embellishment of the timepiece and by using for the lubrication of oils and mineral or high-end synthetic greases Moebius... Its operation is guaranteed (time, bell). It is desirable to handle the pendulum with gloves in coton to avoid the oxidation of the gilded brass by the sweat of the fingers (if fingerprints it is necessary immediately without waiting to pass a soft cloth without product), well respect the direction of the arrows for setting the time and for the alarm setting. It should not be exposed near a heat source (working fireplace, radiators, halogen spotlights, sunlight).
There is no work to be expected on this beautiful clock. The next service should be done in 5 to 7 years maximum (aging of the oils, which oxidize, causing wear on the pivot points). Keep in mind the work done and the rarity of this clock.The item "Reiseuhr Carriage Clock Conrad FELSING grande sonnerie very rare" is in sale since Wednesday, August 4, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Decorative Collectables\Clocks\Desk, Mantel & Shelf Clocks".
74" and is located in Saint Gervais. This item can be shipped worldwide.