Brooch The Creation of the world
This brooch is inspired by the clock of The Creation of the World, Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon.
Invented by Claude-Siméon Passemant, the King's mechanical engineer and a craftsman of genius, the clock of The Creation of the World is one of the greatest masterpieces of precision clock-making in the 18th century.
The case of the clock cast in bronze symbolizes through the evocation of the four primordial elements - earth, water, air and fire - the first moments in Genesis that follow on from the emergence of light.
Its mechanisms allow one to be aware, in its bottom part, of the earth's movement, of its rotation as a function of time and of its pivot on its axis as a function of the seasons, the phases of the moon and the movements of the planets. The upper dial indicates the hour, the day and the month. The terrestrial globe is a veritable map of the world engraved on silvered brass. The bottommost ray of the glory that girds the hour dial indicates the precise position in which at each moment the sun is located at its zenith.