Leroy, a storied name in French watchmaking, was revived quietly several years ago. The original firm of Leroy or Le Roy, as it was originally was a contemporary of Breguet in the late eighteenth century. And like Breguet, Leroy was watchmaker to French royalty as well as the French navy; and notably for a French company, Leroy was also appointed watchmaker to Queen Victoria in
In all our contemporary creations we draw on the exceptional legacy we have inherited, ensuring it is passed on to future generations. Leroy History In all our contemporary creations we draw on the exceptional legacy we have inherited, ensuring it is passed on to future generations. The Age of Splendour Very much in vogue after the Revolution, Le Roy becomes one of the leading companies in Paris for the production of clocks and carriage clocks, chiefly intended for officers in the Napoleonic campaign
The watch is set with 56 Euro diamonds weighing approx. The watch face is white dial with black hands and numbers marked Leroy. Watch has a black band that shows some wear.
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PARIS — In the world of luxury brands, history can be a useful tool to fashion the revival of an extinct name. The watch market has seen two examples of this in the past year: Montres L. Leroy, a watchmaker to the royal courts of Europe with a nearly uninterrupted year history, and Manufacture Royale, a name associated with a watchmaking enterprise founded by the French philosopher Voltaire.
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