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Atelier et musée d'horlogerie mécanique

Restoration of wind-up clocks
Moulin de Valobre
Avenue de Valobre
84320 Entraigues sur la Sorgue
Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur

Sale to private individuals and professionals

Since it was founded in 1983, the Atelier d’Horlogerie Ancienne has been specialised in restoring mechanical clocks, mechanical appliances and automatons, and also works in the field of campanology.

Using a collection of several hundred technical books on clocks from the 17th to 21st centuries and a stock of ancient movements and watches, the studio is able to work on clocks from different periods. As each period has its own machining and manufacturing methods and materials, the company adapts its tools and its interventions accordingly. In addition to repairing and making clocks, the studio has made the mechanics for automatons, mechanical systems for special effects for TV and cinema, mechanical parts for ancient weapons; it has worked on particular striking works, special assemblies for ancient rotisseries, parts for aeroplanes and collector cars, modifications of aircraft equipment, etc.  The company works exclusively on order. It intends to open a museum on 19th-century clock-making in 2008.