France’s last mechanical movement clock maker

France’s last mechanical movement clock maker

Postby koimaster » June 19th 2017, 10:14am

To my knowledge, Manufacture Vuillemin is France’s only mechanical movement clock maker in operation today. The company also holds the ‘Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant’ (Living Heritage Company) in France. All of this essentially makes the Manufacture France’s flag carrier in terms of clock making.

The manufacture is mostly known for its mechanical grandfather clocks, specifically those known as ‘iron cage’ clocks, which have been a specialty of the French region where the company is based. These movements demand a unique manufacturing process, in particular to produce the chime that iron cages are known for.

But Manufacture Vuillemin also uses its half century of know-how to design and produce more contemporary pieces. ... nical.html


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