April 1976 – September 1979
8, rue Bernard de Clairvaux – Quartier de l’Horloge – 75003 Paris – France
Photos by : Clovis Prevost
COGEDIM commissioned Jacques Monestier to make this Automaton clock in 1975. President Jacques Chirac inaugurated it on October 8, 1979.
|Study of man and crab (from his sketch books).||Maquette scale 1:5, maquette scale 1:10, drawing hung
on workshop wall.
|Welded steel tube frame.||3D study using cardboard.|
|Sculptural details of the Parthenon frieze.||Skeleton of figure and structure of clock.|
|Man and crab fighting.||Stroboscopic photography of fighting man.|
|Study of crab claw (from his sketch books).||Crab in making process.|
|Crab sculpture before being assembled.||Study of bird (from his sketch books).|
|Bird in preparation process.||Bird sculpture before being assembled.|
|Study of dragon (from his sketch books).||Dragon sculpture before being assembled.|
|Study of dragon (from his sketch books).||Louis DESOUCHES (hammered dragon scales) Alain MOIROD
(made steel structure).
|EStudy of clock programmable controller (from his sketch
|Set up and programming.|
|Spreader and hoist to lift and lower parts of the sculpture.||Finished clock in workshop.|
|Installation of the clock in area still under construction.
|Firemen in front of clock.|
Due to a lack of funding for its maintenance, the clock has been stopped since July 1st, 2003 for an undetermined period of time…