Makers and Distributors of Fine Quality Clocks and Barometers since 1850
Comitti of London has been makers of the finest quality clocks and barometers for
over 150 years. The founder, Onorato Comitti, was a skilled Italian instrument maker
who came to England in 1845. He sought a new future in the land that was enjoying
the unprecedented prosperity generated by the Industrial Revolution.
Mr Comitti established the company in London in 1850 as makers of barometers and
related instruments and in a very short time his beautiful products were gracing
the homes of discerning customers. It was during the late Victorian period that the
company diversified into clock making!
Many of the styles made in these early days continue•to be available today. They
are recognised as English classics and sought after as valuable antiques. The company
continues to this day to offer a be-spoke maintenance and restoration service for
all antique clocks and barometers.
Comitti remains a family business run by the grandsons of George Barker who , married
Louisa Comitti and took over the company in the 1890s. Today Comitti enjoys an international
reputation for outstanding workmanship and service.
A Timepiece for your Home by Comitti
Time is probably the most important abstract element in our lives and the measurement
of time as an art and a science is deeply rooted in our culture.
Perhaps this is the reason that a timepiece by Comitti remains a popular gift to
mark a special moment in time such as a birthday, an anniversary, or a milestone
The aspiration of early clockmakers was to create beautiful timepieces that made
it possible to better order and manage our lives. Today our way of life seems to
be increasingly dictated by such measurement, creating pressures that show no sign
In contrast, the home is seen as a haven, a place for relaxation. Traditional timepieces
with their therapeutic "tick-tock- as the pendulum swings and periodic chimes, add
to this ambience. They make a perfect backdrop for those occasions when we wish
to relax with family and friends. It is here that time is a luxury in which we can
all afford to indulge.
Warranty and After Sales Service
Every timepiece made by Comitti is subject to an individual inspection before leaving
our factory and is protected against mechanical failure by a year's warranty. The
warranty can be extended a further year by returning the registration card after
Registration allows us to offer a lifetime product support service. This includes
maintaining a service history and automatic notification to customers every 5 years
to prompt movement cleaning and maintenance if required.
For customers outside the UK the lifetime support service is subject to the availability
of local service representatives.
Comitti also offers customers who live within the UK mainland, a home delivery and
set up service for longcase clocks. As part of this service guidance in using and
looking after a purchased clock is provided.