French Industrial Clock

This French clock is an impeccable example of the complex artistry of industrial timepieces. Industrial clocks such as this, combining precision timekeeping with mechanically-inspired figural automata, were extremely popular during the 19th century, especially with wealthy barons investing in the booming industrial fields. The clock's manufacturer, Le Palais Royal Habana was a shop of luxury goods located in Havana, Cuba, and was primarily known for being the official distributors in Cuba for Patek Philippe watches, a watch making company out of Geneva. Le Palais is most popular for its historical association with Al Capone who purchased three...Learn More