Marie Antonette's clock- one for history nerds

I was at Warwick Castle recently on holiday and noticed this exquisitely decorated clock.

It belonged to Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI of France.

Antoinette's possessions, including this clock, were sold from the Palace of Versaille following her execution in the French revolution in 1793.

As a nerd of both watches and history, I spent too long admiring this clock and how stunning it was. I had to be hurried along by the partner and other tourists but this clock left me in awe.

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That鈥檚 pretty cool

That鈥檚 so awesome! Did you happen to do a candle lit dinner in the castle?

Would look great on a NATO 馃ぃ馃槀. I love historical clocks, the technology used (for the period) was stunningly beautiful.

leatherngold

That鈥檚 so awesome! Did you happen to do a candle lit dinner in the castle?

No candle lit dinner but I did go to a pub for a pint of Guinness and that's just as good to me

HOMAGE

Would look great on a NATO 馃ぃ馃槀. I love historical clocks, the technology used (for the period) was stunningly beautiful.

I agree, the technology used is really fascinating and seeing how it developed over the centuries is equally as interesting