Donald de Carle in office

Welcome to this website which has been created by descendants of Donald de Carle in response to an increasing interest in the man behind his prodigious number of horological text books, many of which are still published in the 21st Century.

The site was put together with the help of his son John de Carle, Grandsons Paul Turnell and Gavin de Carle, and Great Grandson Henry de Carle.

We would welcome any comments or additional information so please use the contact us link.


This website was first created and published in August 2015. Latest update February 2016.


Donald de Carle 1893 – 1989 Fellow, Medallist and Councillor, and past Chairman of the British Horological Institute, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. Freeman of the City of London, Craftsman, Inventor, Horologist and Author