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L'Epée Corniche Mignonette Travel Clock NOS

Condition: | Year of production 1990 | Original box | Original papers
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Listing code HZDW50
Brand L'Epée
Reference number 402.63
Dealer product code 29881
Movement Manual winding
Year of production 1990 (Approximation)
Scope of delivery
Original box, original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Italy, Perugia
Price €1,950 (= $2,129)
Availability Item is in stock


Movement Manual winding


Dial White


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l'Épée Corniche Mignonette Travel Clock ref. 402.63
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Movement: Mechanical Manual 8 Days with key
Dimensions: 69 x 44 x 39 mm
Weight: 250 g
Case: Polished golden brass - Bevelled glass
Dial: Enamel
Made in France
Package: Box and warranty, also included is the small black leather hard travel bag with key pocket and glass protector.
Shipping: Insured

"the carriage clock" - "Officer's Clock"

he name "Corniche" comes from the elaborate molding, or frame, of the rectangular top.
Carriage clocks are also known in France as "officer's clocks," and the name is based on a historical anecdote. It is said that Napoleon, having almost lost an important battle due to the tardiness of one of his officers, ordered his military leaders to carry a carriage clock with him at all times. Orders made to master watchmakers always included the words "a watch for an officer," and this brought the name into common parlance.

The first authentic carriage clock was made in Paris in the early xixth century under the auspices of the great Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823). The "Corniche" collection is the best-known watch in the l'Epée collection through its nearly 200 years of accomplishments. Indeed, during the 20th century, "l'Epée 1839 Corniche" was the favorite gift of French government officials to elite guests. Thus, for many, the Epée 1839 was the mark of the influential and powerful.

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