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Marie Antoinette's Watch

Take a look at this interesting BBC programme by Nicholas Parsons, who has had a life-long love affair with clocks & watches.

Parsons traces the history of one of the greatest 18th centuy clock & watchmakers, Abraham Louis Breguet, and his commission to create a watch for the tragic French Queen Marie Antoinette. Stolen in the 1980s before resurfacing a few years ago, the rock crystal pocket watch Breguet created has been called the most famous and expensive watch in history.

To watch the programme click here to go to BBC IPlayer and watch the full video

Clockmakers' Museum at the Science Museum

The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers' impressive collection of horological treasures has been successfully moved to the Science Museum in South Kensington. The Science Museum have done an incredible job re-intepreting the collection and particularly bringing out the stories of the people behind the clockmaking revolution in 17th and 18th century Britian.

For move information see the Clockmakers' website or the Science Museum website

This is a wonderful addition to London's horological treasures and well worth a visit. The new gallery is now open to the public.

* photo copyright The Science Museum

Discovering Clocks - read our blog!

Read and follow our blog Discovering Clocks on Wordpress. Discover the history and stories behind clocks, clockmakers and clockmaking in Britain. Here you will find interesting articles on all aspects of English horology, including information on barometers and chronometers, as well as English furniture, placed into historical context.

You can read our latest contribution, on wall clocks by clicking here.

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