Vintage Keller Paris folding travel clock, engine-turned case

Price excludes 20% VAT for UK buyers. Learn more

An elegant travel clock that bears 'Keller, Paris' on the dial, the case of this piece combines engine-turning and polished edges to great effect. A slightly different example compared to the other leather-cased clocks found in this period, it possesses a vintage charm that speaks to the adventure and romance the object represents.

How travel transformed timekeeping

As the world began to think more internationally, we needed a fast way to get from coast to coast. Trains and boats were reliable, but not nearly fast enough. Enter the pioneers of the early 20th century who attempted to make manned flight a reality. Chief among them were the Wright brothers and Alberto Santos-Dumont.