ACQUES NEVE HORLOGER D'ART
Jacques Nève is a clockmaker and dealer in antique clocks based in the lovely countryside of Braine-le-Château, Belgium.
My passion for clocks was started accidently by my late father, Georges Nève, who was a collector of fine watches and used to fix his own clocks.
Clockmaking is for me the best of both worlds: a great love of beautiful antiques and works of art, and a major interest in mechanics. I learned my trade mostly in Australia with two excellent teachers; Doug Minty and Trent Firth at the Sydney Institute of Technology which can boast to have the best watchmaking school in the Southern Hemisphere. I also learned a lot of my skills from my old master Frank Percival and from an old clockmaker friend, Les Wilson. I left Australia in late 1997 and moved my clockmaking business to Belgium, not far South of Brussels. My collection of clocks are now exhibited every year in various prestigious European antique fairs, and exclusively now at the BRAFA (Brussels Antique and Fine Art Fair). I am now also a member of the Belgian Clock- and Watchmakers Association (ANHR), the Royal Chamber of Belgian Antique Dealers (CRAB), and the French National Chamber of Specialised Art Experts (CNES).