Le Castel’s wall clock collection combines the tradition of the clock making industry and the “savoir-faire” of craftsmen from the Swiss Jura mountains.
The cabinet work is made entierly of natural wood, either pear or lime. The legs and mouldings are carved by hand.
The decorative metalwork is cast in bronze “cire perdue” and the marquetry models are made especially for the Le Castel Collection.
The hammered gold leafed decoration is perfectly polished with an agate stone by the best gilt craftsmen using a technique handed down over three centuries. Certain decorative features are unique to the Le Castel models.
The decorative natural flowers, in monochrome, and the special subjects are painted entirely by hand (no transfers or copies) with oil paints.
For certain models, notably the popular “Jeanjaquet” model, the decoration in monochrome is standard. However, the artist uses memory, creativity and his imagination to create an unique design. Some of the enamel face dials are heat-treated.
The Le Castel 8-day chiming movements are high-precision mechanisms from the Swiss clock making industry. Assembled and controlled by Le Castel, each movement is numbered and recorded.