1970 | 602 Zaanse Clock
The ”ZAANSE CLOCK” represents one of the most stylish timekeeping pieces of Dutch history. It derives its name from the region of Holland near Amsterdam: “Zaanland” where it was first manufactured around 1720. Alma produced thousands of “Zaanse clocks” and it was this clock that was the founding product for Alma.
1973 | 613 Het Schippertje
“Het SCHIPPERTJE” is a smaller version of the old Frisian Tail clock and was built to fit the limited space in a ship’s cabin and was technically adjusted so the movement of the ship had no influence on the clock’s accuracy. This ship clock is a good example of one of many models that contributed to Alma’s success.
1975 | 600 Frisian Tail Clock
The “FRISIAN TAILCLOCK” originated in the period around 1800 and the hand painted face exemplifies the important role water plays in Dutch life. Friesland, the northern part of The Netherlands, was the most important centre of the production for these types of clocks. The “Frisian Tail Clock” was manufactured in large numbers for many years.
1978 | 703/719 Comtoise
The comtoise is a French clock built in the Jura by farmers and became the signature French traditional clock. The movements are big and bulky and the exterior was brass and ornate. Alma owned the exclusive rights of a comtoise movement produced in the Black Forest in Germany which was in great demand as popularity of this type clocks grew in the late ‘70s.
1980 | 609 English Table Clock
Ever since the 17th century table clocks with functions as calendars, planetarium and moon faces; in beautiful wooden cases are very popular. Alma extended her range of table clocks regularly with new popular models and this small English table clock was the start of a prestigious range of table and mantle clocks.
1983 | 1402 Christiaan Huygens
In the beginning of the ’80 s Alma bought a prestigious clock brand called Christiaan Huygens. This range of clocks was a big range of very highend models. The dials were complicated pieces of art and each clock of this range was manufactured with great care and eye for detail. This planetarium clock is a beautiful example of fine craftsmanship.