The best from Paris
The French timepieces in Ludwigsburg Residential Palace are representative pieces from Parisian case and clock factories, which bloomed between the reign of King Louis XIV of France and 1850. Beginning with Duke Carl Eugen's reign, the Württemberg court invested in Parisian quality. Most of the clocks at Ludwigsburg, however, are from around 1800. They were purchased during Friedrich I's reign, who had been elevated to King of Württemberg in 1806, with the help of Emperor Napoleon.