The beginning of the family history
Once the prototypes were finished, Bernard cornet, seduced by his father's idea, decided to produce a limited series of 50 unique pieces for the world, from which only 40 are for sale.
The masterpieces are born
After seven years of research, a lot of passion and disciplin, these incredible time measurement devices come out of the workshops. Launched at Montres & Collection in March 1993, they received a standing ovation from the professionals, the press and the public. Quickly sold off, some of them have travelled all over the world. Each one of these unique masterpieces features a fine sculpted heart, hand decorated plates and refined ornaments in the noblest tradition of French clock making.
Fifty table clocks: authentic collection items
Entirely made and assembled by hand, these table clocks signed by Roger Cornet Créations combine traditional craftmanship and the perfection of the modern material technology.
Aesthetics are the essential
Aesthetic refinements are combined with extreme accuracy, both inside and outside the clock. Each one of the 250 parts which compose the movement are designed and produced with precision and the most beautiful of them are made wisible through the water-tempered glass of the case.
The identification sign characteristic to Roger Cornet Créations is the alignement, a setting technique enabling to see the noble parts of the movement: balance, anchor and eschapement wheel. This symbol of equilibrium is used as a trademark by Roger Cornet Crétions. Bell covers of sanded silver crafted to look like lace, each one of the five arms of the escapement wheels looking like a fleur de lys - a drawing close to perfection, according to Roger Cornet, who uses it as an ornamental theme - winding keys set with cabochons, the tremendous care taken with every part is the result of an astonishing attention for detail.
Fifteen cases with an exclusive handpainted decor executed by the Manufacture de Sèvres
Each on of these magnificent cases is different from the other. In real golden brass, 15 of them have a decor made of fine china plates and medaillons, especially hand painted by the Manufacture de Sèves for Roger Cornet Créations (birds, landscapes, flowers... reproduced from originals found in the library), the others are decorated with precious or semi-precious stones such as emeralds, sapphires, opals, topaz, lapis, green agates... but also Mabbee pearls. Each clock lives with the same rythm as its owner. It rings the quarters and the hours, beats the second (which is very rare), the movement and chime can be hand wound with an incorporated key.
Some stand on four columns and feet with a fleur de lys shape and display time horizontally, as it used to be the case two centuries ago. Others, aslo transparent, feature a vertical movement, sublime combination inserted within an elegantly supported case. Unique in the world, each clock is personalised, numbered and signed, brand and patent registered.
Movement parts are brass guilded with 5 microns of 18-carat