In the beginning...

When John Smith first established his ‘Clock & Watch Manufacture’ shop on Derby’s Queen Street in the 1850s, did he envisage what the company would become in the 160 years since?

Whether he did or not we cannot know, but we’d like to think he’d be proud of how our company has developed over time. Since these humble beginnings, our family clock works has grown to become one of Britain’s largest and oldest clock manufacturers and a major player on the timekeeping world stage.

What We Do Today