Collection

Monumental astronomiocal clock

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The watchmaker, Daniel Vachey, took more than 30 years to build this clock. The movement, particularly the perpetual calendar with ecclesiastic comput, draws its inspiration from the astronomical clock in Strasbourg Cathedral. The clock is made up of four distinct parts:

  • On the left, the indications of the calendar, including the date of Easter
  • On the right, the astronomical data
  • In the centre, the main movement and the carillon, as well as the dial showing the movable feasts
  • On the upper part, automata with Brittany dancers, monks and Death, moon phases with tides and at the top a crowing cock.


Daniel Vachey, Port-Louis, France, 1904 -1973  Inv. IV-734


Entry into the Museum in 2005, the clock was completely studied and restored by Mr Verhoeven, then placed in the museum, accompanied by a short film which makes it possible to watch certain functions.