A rare late WW1 / early 1920's aircraft cockpit clock by AERA Paris.
AERA produced fine early aviation and automobile instruments and were equal to Jaeger in quality,
although produced in smaller numbers - identifiable by their unique 'Penguin' motif.
In overall good original condition with clean clear dial. Marked "PROPRIETE DE L'AVIATION MARITIME"
Most likely fitted to an early float or seaplane of the French Naval Air Service.
A small section of the outer bezel has been removed, possibly to fit within a different cockpit at some point.
It is in running condition but will require a service.