To trace the origin of antique timepieces crafted by the Leroy Manufacture, our Heritage Service can issue, at your request and based on the details you supply, an Extract from the Archives.
Signed by our President and/or our Expert in antique horology, these official documents are a duplicate of the documents held in the Leroy Archives. They contain information about the timekeepers referred to in your request (description, references, date of manufacture, remark/s, etc.).
To enable us to perform such a search on your behalf, we require quality photographs of your timekeeper and its movement, along with the numbers engraved on the back of or inside the watch and on the movement itself. To access the movement, we recommend you have your watch opened by a qualified watchmaker or an approved Leroy retailer.
Please note that each search carries a fee, of CHF 120.-, payable in advance. This is to pay for the work carried out by our Expert in antique horology and cannot therefore be reimbursed, even in the event that the search is not successful. The document itself is not subject to a charge.
Extract from the Archives will be drawn up for timekeepers in our archives and sent within few weeks of payment.
Extract from the Archives are written in English or French (Extraits des Registres). They do not take the current state of the timekeepers into account and cannot be deemed certificates of authenticity, especially as we have not physically examined the object. Consequently, they may not be used when presented together with a timepiece as certification of its authenticity.
Otherwise, if you wish to know the present market value of your timekeeper, we recommend that you contact an international reputable auction house, such as (in alphabetical order): Antiquorum, Christie’s, Phillips, Sotheby’s, etc.
For any inquiries, please contact: