1931: The Reverso watch

In 1931, its swivel system made it possible to respond to the challenge set by British officers stationed in India: that of creating a watch capable of withstanding the hard knocks of a polo.

The Parisian engineer René-Alfred Chauvot was appointed by the Swiss César de Trey to develop a guard-time the case of which would revolve on itself in 180 degrees to turn the back in the shocks and to protect its dial. Reverso soon became an Art Deco classic and an embodiment of all the values of this movement. A Reverso Tourbillon is cerated in 1993. It is currently one of the rare icon models in luxury watchmaking.


The proprietors Father and Son, John and Mark Coxhead have a combined passion for collecting clocks and have turned their dream into a very successful business dealing in quality restored clocks. This family business established 18 years ago is located from a pretty 19th century shop in the Kings Road, Chelsea, London. This prestigious area is world renowned for fine quality antique shops and fine art galleries.

Mark and John have been selling and restoring clocks for the last 18 years and because they have a large amount of stock always for sale in their showroom they see a big cross reference of antique clocks having restored their own showroom clocks as well as customers clocks. They restore the clocks for the British Home Office and for the Royal Lifeguards, Hyde Park. We are also proud to have sold clocks to members of the British Royal Family.

All their clocks are restored by themselves and come with a full years guarantee in the UK. They also stock a wide selection of carriage and wall clocks ranging from unusual English station wall clocks to fine Regency period drop dial clocks.  Also they carry a variety of interesting French period carriage clocks ranging from simple timepieces to repeaters. All their carriage clocks have the original platform escapements and not replacement modern ones.