Pierre III Le Roy
Pierre III Le Roy is one of the finest Parisian horologists of the second half of the 18th century. The son of clockmaker Julien II Leroy, he was trained in his father’s workshop and became a master on July 9, 1737. In 1759, upon the death of his father, he became Horloger Ordinaire du Roi with lodgings in the Galeries du Louvre. Throughout his career, he was very highly thought of and his clocks were found in the collections of the Marquis de Béringhem, the Countess du Barry – the favorite of King Louis XV, the Prince de Ligne and the Dukes of Chaulnes and Penthièvre.