Offered by Van Dreven Antique Clocks
Exceptional equation time table regulator, Verneuil Horloger, Mécanicien à Dijon, circa 1820.
Fascinating regulator, the movement is mounted on a yellow Sienna marble base. In addition to the regular mechanical time, the clock also shows the true or so-called equation time. The clock with pinwheel escapement has a calendar work for displaying the months, days and signs of the zodiac. Striking mechanism on a bell for half hour and hours. The duration of the movement is several months. Decorative Ferdinand Berthoud compensation pendulum with temperature indication, time equation. The pendulum has a knife edge suspension. The invention of the equation time calculation dates back to 1754. The 'L'Académie des Sciences' in France then recognizes Ferdinand Berthoud's construction of a 'pendule à équation'. This regulator is a mechanical and aesthetic masterpiece that processes time variables - time, date, month, zodiac, equation - mechanically so that they become visible on this regulator. The entire clockwork, this is all brass parts are gilded. HxBxD 60x20x13 cm. Price € 24.000, -SOLD
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