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Boudoir Clock by Vacheron & Constantin Geneve

During the Art Nouveau period, Vacheron, one of the most distinguished Swiss watchmaking firms, followed the fashion for making what were known as ladies travelling clocks, or ‘boudoir’ clocks’.

We currently have an interesting and exquisite example, whose case is made from a single block of black glass. Itstands just 3” high and comes complete with original fitted leather case, with a specially designed long winding key.

The firm of Vacheron & Constantin Geneve, founded in 1755, were pioneers in the use of machine tools in the mid-19th Century and went onto produce prize-winning chronometers and pocket watches of every conceivable degree of complexity. They continued to innovate in the 20th Century and produced the first rectangular movement before Cartier, and later the world’s thinnest watch movement.

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