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Le Roy et Fils

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1789

  • Bazile-Charles Leroy Founded House of Le Roy.

Clockmaker to

  • Emperor Napoleon.
  • Madam Mère.
  • The Duke of Bourbon.
  • Princess Pauline.

1823

  • Patent filed for a self-winding atmospheric clock operated by a weathervane.

1828

  • Partnered with his son Charles-Louis.

1836

  • Appointed Purveyor to the King and the Duke d’Orléans.

1840

  • Patent for wind clocks.

1845

  • Assigned the business to clock maker Casimir Halley Desfontaines conditional upon him retaining the name.

1865

  • Death of Charles-Louis Leroy.

1879

  • Louis Leroy joined the business.

1898

  • Business renamed Ancienne Maison Le Roy et Fils. L. Leroy et Cie successeurs.

1897

  • Ultra-complicated watch no. 1 begun – completed in 1904.

1904

  • Grand Prize at the St. Louis exhibition.

1930

  • Made an Officer of the Legion of Honour.

1935

  • Death of Louis Leroy.

1961

  • Death of Léon Leroy.
  • Pierre and Philippe Leroy took over the firm.