Other Masterpieces

Clocks that were made as a demonstration of skill by students either in a clock- and watchmaking school, or by young clockmakers ending their apprenticeship with their master. These mastership pieces would generally be kept by their makers for the rest of their career and exhibited in their shop or workshop. Precision pieces would also be used by them as "regulators" for all their other work. (Hence the word "regulator" to define a high-precision timepiece).