Japy Frères (estb. 1806), founded by Frederick Japy in 1806, is a French clock-making company. Japy ran the first rough watch movement factory in France with his three sons. Japy Frères clocks are generally made of brass and bronze, and the hardware and other ornamentation range from oak and mahogany with brass plates and gold to rare materials such as turquoise shell, ormolu, and marble. The company was awarded several gold medals by Louis XVII, Louis XVIII, Charles X, and Louis Philippe. They were also awarded the Grand Medaille d’Honneur at the 1855 and 1867 Paris Exposition.