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Derek Roberts

Following the retirement of noted antique clock dealer and author Derek Roberts at the beginning of 2018, I am pleased to announce that we have taken over the running of Derek’s business, Derval Antiques, with the stock appearing on both this website and

Edenbridge Galleries Talk

At the end of November 2015 I spent a wonderful weekend with Lennox & Sue Cato at the Edenbridge Galleries in Kent showing a selection of carriage clocks and giving a lecture on the clocks and lives of both the Jacot and Drocourt families. It was lovely to catch up with my old mentor Derek Roberts and spend a couple of evenings discussing the clock world.

British Horological Institute: Talk on carriage Clocks

I had a most wonderful evening giving a talk on the carriage clocks and lives of both the Jacot and Drocourt families to the South-London branch of the British Horological Institute in June 2017.

Stock Update

New stock added to the website at the beginning of May 2018  

Latest News

January 2017: Having taken delivery of the library of horological reference books belonging to one of the world’s leading antique clock specialists, including many rare & sought-after examples, a new area within the website will be set-up in the near future making these available for sale.

Catalogue Update

Both     the     Jacot     and     Drocourt catalogues      were      updated      in October     2017     to     show     some additional research. The Max Cutmore catalogue is now in an easier pdf format to view.
Derval Fine Antique Clocks

Pentillie Castle

In   mid-September   2015   I   was   invited   by   a   group   of   horological   enthusiasts, who   were   on   a   tour   of   the   south-west   led   by   Steve   &   Jean   Jackman   who   run   the Quality   Time   clock   courses   in   Sussex,   to   undertake   a   talk   on   the   carriage   clocks of   Jacot   and   Drocourt   at   Pentillie   Castle   in   Saltash,   a   wonderful   small   hotel   with fine views over the Tamar and beyond. A    quite    sumptuous    dinner    was    followed    by    a    discussion    of    my    research complete    with    images    illustrating    the    various    points    made,    alongside    the viewing   of   thirty-five   plus   clocks   by   these   two   makers.   A   thoroughly   enjoyable evening.