The first authentic carriage clock was made in Paris at the beginning of the 19th century by Abraham Louis Bréguet (1747-1823).
The name “officer’s clock” is linked to history. It is said that Napoleon, having almost lost a battle due to the delay of one of his officers, required them to take a carriage clock with them everywhere.
The orders to the various master clockmakers always said in their wording “an officer’s clock”. This is how the name was established.