Art Nouveau clock
The sculpture depicts a virgin with a flower in her hand and a flowing, shoulder-free robe and a cloth belt. The woman stands at a watering place, which is represented by colored marble. Below the clock, in the middle of a rock, a man's head with a full beard is depicted - presumably Chronos. The base is entwined with floral ornaments. The enamel dial has a gold-colored metal frame with a doublé rosette. The Arabic numerals are in a decorative font. The lettering "Cherbourg" is located above the six. The 14-day pendulum movement is a Japy movement with a strike on the bell. Manufactured around 1900.
Note 1: The case of the clock is in the Art Nouveau style. The same case with a different clock is in a museum in Saint Petersburg, that means the opening of the clock corresponds to a certain caliber of the movement.
Note 2: In contrast to Chronos, the Greek god of time, Kairos is the Greek god of the opportune moment. Kairos is represented figuratively with a pigtail or bald head, from which the phrase "take the opportunity by the head" results.
Image: Kairos on a fresco by Francesco Salviati