Three museums from around the world dedicated to horology

Three museums from around the world dedicated to horology
Posted on 28 August 2015

If you’re fascinated by clocks of all kinds, and would love to learn more about their history and how they are made, a museum specialising in horology is the best place to visit, offering up expert knowledge and a number of excellent examples of fine clocks all in one place. From antique carriage clocks to grand longcase clocks, these museums cater for all tastes, much like our fine antique clock store based in London. Below are three of the best from around the... Read More »

The world’s most expensive clock

The world’s most expensive clock
Posted on 27 August 2015

Updated 8th June 2017 The world’s most expensive clock was sold back in 2012 for an incredible $6.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction in New York. Even in 2017, this clock is still recognised as the world’s most expensive clock to date. The clock in question is the Duc d’Orleans Breguet Sympathique, which was made for Prince Ferdinand Philippe of Orleans in 1835 by Swiss horologist Abraham-Louis Breguet. Born in Neuchatel, Breguet spent most of his prof... Read More »

A biography of the clockmaker Daniel Delander

A biography of the clockmaker Daniel Delander
Posted on 26 August 2015

Daniel Delander, also known as De Lander or Delaunder, was a fine early clock and watch maker, famous for his watches, mantel clocks and longcase clocks. He was born in circa 1678, and first began his career as a clockmaker when he was apprenticed to Charles Halsted in 1692. After earning his freedom in 1699, he served the latter part of his apprenticeship under one of Britain’s greatest clockmakers, Thomas Tompion, working as a “servant” journeyman alongside a... Read More »

Clockmakers Museum to complement existing Science Museum collection from October 23rd

Clockmakers Museum to complement existing Science Museum collection from October 23rd
Posted on 25 August 2015

Following the exciting news that the Clockmakers Museum is going to join forces with one of Britain’s best-loved institutions, the Science Museum, by moving into its Measuring Time gallery, we’ve found out that an opening date of October 23rd has officially been announced. The substantial collection gathered by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers of clocks, marine timekeepers and related records will only complement the exist... Read More »

North Korea’s new time zone adds to the confusion of the existing time zone system

North Korea’s new time zone adds to the confusion of the existing time zone system
Posted on 24 August 2015

In a recent move by North Korea, a new time zone, Pyongyang Time has been created, as their current time zone was seen by its rulers as a remnant of Japanese imperialist rule. It adds to the current confusing state of the global time zone system, with its several anomalies caused by politics, diplomacy and rebellion. In China, for instance, which shares a single time zone, despite spanning several longitudes, the decision was... Read More »

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