In the middle of the eighteenth century, French clockmakers started giving up wood and using bronze. In design, the clock’s material of carving sculpture and main body is gold-plated bronze. Roman numerals made of pottery and porcelain are made by high-temperature glazing. Above the clock, there is a carriage with the god of the sun, Apollo, controlling four horses. Below it is the goddess of the moon, Diana, riding a dolphin. In the middle section are curly flower decorations winding round the whole face of the clock. Carved flowers, unbalanced design, whirl-like veins etc. – all these are in the Rococo style.