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Persée Azur face sonnerie - Maison Alcée
Persée Azur dos sonnerie - Maison Alcée
Persée Azur horizontal bell - Maison Alcée
Setting up the Perseus clock
Satin-finish wood - Maison Alcée case
Solid oak workbench - Maison Alcée
Maison Alcée - Persée Azur with initial engraving
Maison Alcée - Presentation box
Persée Azur face sonnerie - Maison Alcée
Persée Azur dos sonnerie - Maison Alcée
Persée Azur horizontal bell - Maison Alcée
Setting up the Perseus clock
Satin-finish wood - Maison Alcée case
Solid oak workbench - Maison Alcée
Maison Alcée - Persée Azur with initial engraving
Overcome the fear of assembly with our explanations

Persée

Persée Azur face sonnerie - Maison Alcée
Persée Azur dos sonnerie - Maison Alcée
Persée Azur horizontal bell - Maison Alcée
Setting up the Perseus clock
Satin-finish wood - Maison Alcée case
Solid oak workbench - Maison Alcée
Maison Alcée - Persée Azur with initial engraving
Maison Alcée - Presentation box
Persée Azur face sonnerie - Maison Alcée
Persée Azur dos sonnerie - Maison Alcée
Persée Azur horizontal bell - Maison Alcée
Setting up the Perseus clock
Satin-finish wood - Maison Alcée case
Solid oak workbench - Maison Alcée
Maison Alcée - Persée Azur with initial engraving

Persée

Description

A boxed set including :

  • 233 components and 17 watchmaking tools
  • A compendium to guide you through the assembly process
  • About ten hours of accomplishment

Details

  • Manufacture mechanical movement
  • Manufacturing in the French-Swiss Jura Arc region
  • Dimension: 100x100x160 mm
  • Weight : 900 g
  • The choice of the horizontal or vertical position is left to the enthusiast (Maison Alcée innovation)
Engraving of the plate :
Engraving of the plate :
Overcome the fear of assembly with our explanations
Clock guaranteed for 5 years

2-year warranty

Control after assembly by our teams

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Possibility to pay in 3 times without fees with Partial.ly

Secure delivery

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Within 1 month

Protection of the buyer

Protection of the buyer

100% refund within 30 days

Clock guaranteed for 5 years
Secure payment card
Secure delivery
Protection of the buyer

2-year warranty

Secure payment with Stripe

Secure delivery

Protection of the buyer

Control after assembly by our teams

Possibility to pay in 3 times without fees with Partial.ly

Within 1 month

100% refund within 30 days

"Allowing laymen to modestly touch the beauty of the art of watchmaking is a brilliant, intelligent, sensitive initiative, and I'm absolutely delighted to have been able to experience it."

David. D

"Your teaching approach is top-notch in both content and form. It's a great job! Bravo!"

Norbert. S

Clock case

"Persée, Maison Alcée's first creation, is a clock that you can assemble with your own hands, at home and on your own, including the mechanical movement.

It is delivered in a box containing a book on the borderline between a compendium of watchmaking know-how and a work of art, 233 components made by and for Maison Alcée, over 95% of them in the French-Swiss Jura Arc, and the professional tools needed to assemble the timepiece, some of which have been specially adapted to facilitate use by the uninitiated.

The whole project was developed with the help of a watchmaking team comprising a Meilleur Ouvrier de France to draw on the skills of a craftsman of excellence, teachers for the educational dimension, and a designer to breathe new life into the old-fashioned clock.

Presented in a custom-made case, all the components of your Persée clock will be perfectly protected to reach you.

In order to offer you a unique experience, we pay particular attention to the preparation of your boxes.

Every detail has been thought through with great care.

Maison Alcée's watchmaking tools

All the professional tools needed to assemble the timepiece are included in your case.

Some of them have been specially adapted to make them easier to use for the uninitiated.

4 watchmaker's screwdrivers
Brass tweezers
A Watchmaker's magnifying glass
An oil spike
An oil sink and its oil
Finger cots to work with
A polishing cloth
A Membrane box

The regulator is "suspended" between two elastic films in a so-called "membrane box".

These cases are commonly used in watchmaking to protect fragile and shock-sensitive components. The technology has been patented.

Maison Alcée watch booklet

Explore the captivating world of watchmaking with this compendium that will guide you through each stage of assembly, while transmitting watchmaking know-how.

"It's a beautiful book of a hundred pages to immerse yourself in, not just a notice. It's an integral part of our sets that ask in all cases to take a break, to take time to refocus on an activity that requires concentration."

Photo of Thierry DUCRET the best worker.

"I liked everything about this project: from the original design that allowed us to have two clocks in one, to Maison Alcée's ambition to make people discover this profession that is so dear to my heart.

Thierry Ducret, one of the Best Watchmakers in France and partner of Maison Alcée

Do-it-yourself Persée Clock
Do-it-yourself Persée Clock

The movement of the Persée timepiece has been designed to be assembled by any enthusiast.

From the design of the movement to its realization, our team of watchmaking professors, engineers and one of France's Meilleurs Ouvriers have developed a manufactured movement to give you an experience at the heart of time.

This movement has a power reserve of 14 days.

bell and hammer for the hour clock

The ringing at the passage of the hours is an addition that brings value to the movement.

In watchmaking, this is called a watchmaking complication.

  • 17 components from hammer blade to lacquered bell.
  • A chime that rings every hour
  • The chime can be switched on and off

Once opened and installed, the "watchmaker's workbench" becomes a heightened assembly workbench, similar to the professional watchmaker's workspace.

With its armrests and receptacles.

The Maison Alcée watchmaker's bench enhances your assembly space. Its armrests prevent arm fatigue, the watchmaker's great enemy. Available in option.

The Maison Alcée case

A precious box

"Persée, Maison Alcée's first creation, is a clock that you can assemble with your own hands, at home and on your own, including the mechanical movement. It is delivered in a box containing a book on the borderline between a compendium of watchmaking know-how and a work of art, 233 components made by and for Maison Alcée, over 95% of them in the French-Swiss Jura Arc, and the professional tools needed to assemble the timepiece, some of which have been specially adapted to facilitate use by the uninitiated.

The whole project was developed with the help of a watchmaking team comprising a Meilleur Ouvrier de France to draw on the skills of a craftsman of excellence, teachers for the educational dimension, and a designer to breathe new life into the old-fashioned clock.

Presented in a custom-made case, all the components of your Persée clock will be perfectly protected to reach you.

In order to offer you a unique experience, we pay particular attention to the preparation of your boxes.

Every detail has been thought through with great care.

The Maison Alcée case

A precious box

"Persée, Maison Alcée's first creation, is a clock that you can assemble with your own hands, at home and on your own, including the mechanical movement. It is delivered in a box containing a book on the borderline between a compendium of watchmaking know-how and a work of art, 233 components made by and for Maison Alcée, over 95% of them in the French-Swiss Jura Arc, and the professional tools needed to assemble the timepiece, some of which have been specially adapted to facilitate use by the uninitiated.

The whole project was developed with a watchmaking team made up of a Meilleur Ouvrier de France to draw on excellent craftsmanship, teachers for the educational dimension and a designer to breathe new life into the old-fashioned clock.

Presented in a custom-made case, all the components of your Persée clock will be perfectly protected to reach you.

In order to offer you a unique experience, we pay particular attention to the preparation of your boxes.

Every detail has been thought through with great care.

Clock case

Watchmaking tools

All the professional tools needed to assemble the timepiece are included in your case. Some have been specially adapted for ease of use by the uninitiated

  •  
  • 4 watchmakers' screwdrivers
  • Brass tweezers
  • A watchmaker's magnifying glass
  • An oil spike
  • An oil sink and its oil
  • Finger cots to work with
  • A polishing cloth
  • A membrane box

 

The regulator is "suspended" between two elastic films in a so-called "membrane box".

These cases are commonly used in watchmaking to protect fragile and shock-sensitive components. The technology has been patented.

All the professional tools needed to assemble the timepiece are included in your case. Some have been specially adapted for ease of use by the uninitiated

  • 4 watchmakers' screwdrivers
  • Brass tweezers
  • A watchmaker's magnifying glass
  • An oil spike
  • An oil sink and its oil
  • Finger cots to work with
  • A polishing cloth
  • A membrane box

The regulator is "suspended" between two elastic films in a so-called "membrane box".

These cases are commonly used in watchmaking to protect fragile and shock-sensitive components. The technology has been patented.

Maison Alcée's watchmaking tools
Maison Alcée watch booklet

The booklet

Explore the captivating world of watchmaking with this compendium that will guide you through each stage of assembly, while transmitting watchmaking know-how.

"It's a beautiful book of about a hundred and fifty pages to dive into, not just a notice. It's an integral part of our sets that ask in all cases to take a break, to take time to refocus on an activity that requires concentration."

"I liked everything about this project: from the original design that allowed us to have two clocks in one, to Maison Alcée's ambition to make people discover this profession that is so dear to my heart.

 

Thierry Ducret, one of the Best Watchmakers in France and partner of Maison Alcée

Photo of Thierry DUCRET the best worker.

Specificity of the movement

The movement of the Persée timepiece has been designed to be assembled by any enthusiast.

From the design of the movement to its realization, our team of watchmaking professors, engineers and one of France's Meilleurs Ouvriers have developed a manufactured movement to give you an experience at the heart of time.

This movement has a power reserve of 14 days.

clockwork escapement holder

Ringing at the passage of the hours

The ringing of the hours is an addition that adds value to the movement. In watchmaking, this is called a horological complication.

  • 17 components from hammer blade to lacquered bell.
  • A chime that rings every hour
  • The chime can be switched on and off
clockwork escapement holder
Do-it-yourself Persée Clock
bell and hammer for the hour clock

The watchmaker's bench

Once opened and installed, the "watchmaker's workbench" becomes a raised assembly workbench, similar to the professional watchmaker's workspace, with its armrests and receptacles.

The Maison Alcée watchmaker's bench enhances your assembly space. Its armrests prevent arm fatigue, the watchmaker's great enemy. Available in option.

Maison Alcée - Watchmaker's workbench

Description

Details

 

  • Manufacturing in the Jura Arc
  • 233 components, 169 of which you can assemble yourself
  • 150-page booklet
  • 17 assembly tools
  •  Regulator: 18,000 alt/h
  • Power reserve: 2 weeks
  • About ten hours of accomplishment

Details

Manufactured in the Jura Arc region
233 components, 169 of which you can assemble yourself
150-page booklet
17 watchmaking tools
Regulator: 18,000 vib/h
Power reserve: 2 weeks
Around ten hours of accomplishment

Design

 

  • Dimension: 100x100x160 mm
  • Weight : 900g
  • Position: horizontal and vertical
  • A nod to the hourglass

Design

Dimensions: 100x100x160 mm
Weight: 900g
Position: horizontal and vertical
A nod to the hourglass

Materials

 

  • Watchmaking brass: wheels, plate, bridge...
  • Stainless steel: foot, axle, pinion, ratchet, screw...
  • Aluminium: dial, label holder, hand, spacer
  • Nickel silver: stoppers
  • Rubies: 11 in total

Materials

Watchmaking brass: wheels, plate, bridge
Stainless steel: base, axle, pinion, ratchet, screws
Aluminium: dial, label holder, pointer, spacer
Nickel silver: plugs
Rubies: 11 in all

Surface finishes

 

  • The finishing touches are made by Thierry Ducret, one of France's Best Watchmakers.
  • Drawing on: cylindrical legs, plates
  • The strapping on: the wheels, the barrel, the dial
  • Chamfers on: cylindrical legs
  • Polishes on: squares
  • Sandblasting on: the bell and needles

Surface finishes

Finishing is carried out by Thierry Ducret, one of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France in watchmaking.
Stretching on: cylindrical feet, plates
Strapping on: wheels, barrel, dial
Chamfering on: cylindrical feet
Polishing on: angle brackets
Sandblasting on: bell and hands

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