An interesting and quiet antique timepiece that requires no winding, the Bulle clock can fit very nicely into modern living.
This pioneering electro-magnetic movement design was patented in 1920 by Favre-Bulle, and during the period 1920 to 1952 it is estimated that production was in the region of 300,000 clocks.
The pendulum consists of a coil which passes over the curved bar magnet with three poles (North at either end and South in the centre, or vice cersa). As an electrical current is briefly imparted to the coil, it is attracted towards one end of the bar. It then naturally falls back to (and over-runs) the centre, when the impulse is again imparted to attract it to the other end.
The silvered four-glass case has perfect bevelled glass panels to all sides, and a glazed hinged door to the front. The simple movement is fully displayed, the battery is mounted under the base, hidden from sight.
The silvered brass dial has Arabic numerals and blued-steel hands. It is signed BULLE-CLOCK, BREVETÉ SGDG, PATENTED, FRANCE.
The signed movement is vibible throuh the centre cut-out. The back of the movement is numbered 56389.
Height 33 cms (13 in).
Width: 22 cms (8.75 inches)
Depth: 18 cms (7 inches)
The movement is overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years. The price also includes delivery within the mainland UK.