The present timepiece is distinguished by its relatively small size and the lavish vari-colour gold decoration, a feature rarely found in a coach watch. It was made by Mathias Charles Schreiner/Meunisier (German/French for the family name Carpenter) Le Jeune (the young one), a celebrated watchmaker of Friedberg near Augsburg in Germany. Interestingly Schreiner used both his German name as well as the French translation to sign the watch, indicating that it was destined for one of his customers in France.
As of the late 17th century, Friedberg had become a watchmaking centre, to date over 350 active watchmakers have been recorded. The clocks, coach watches and others were sold to clients and retailers in Germany and the rest of Europe, the movements often made in the style of the relevant country. The cases, mainly in silver and of high quality, were produced in nearby Augsburg.