The timepieces have always been receiving a special attention and fascination. The craftsmanship, technology and beauty of a grandfather clock are more than just for the timekeeping, they represent history, art and development.
For centuries, different clockmakers have been creating unique clocks that with time became even more desirable and expensive. Especially when it comes to old and rare clocks, enthusiasts and collectors are willing to pay almost any price in order to get the unique pieces. Some of the clocks can be found only in museums while others are available for purchase but the price can reach several millions of dollars. Have you ever wondered what is the most expensive clock that has been sold at an auction?
Duc d’Orleans Breguet Symapthique Clock was sold for $6.8m which made it the most expensive grandfather clock that was purchased at Sotheby auction. This very unique and beautifully designed clock was created in 1835. The clock strikes at the quarter and has a gold pocket watch mounted at the top of the piece that repeats the striking at a half-quarter. It is made of ormolu-mounted red tortoiseshell. Before the clock was sold, it was expertly restored and then for some time owned by the Time Museum in Rockford, IL.
The Chippendale with the dial signed by Jacob Godschalk is another exquisite example of a rare grandfather clock. Made in Philadelphia between 1765 and 1775, the grandfather clock had an estimated value of $150,000 to $250,000. The grandfather clock was purchased for $800,000.
The J.H. Miller II Grandfather Clock 611031 is the most expensive grandfather clock made by Howard Miller. This grandfather clock is a traditional and elegant piece from Limited Edition that has high-precision, German-made, cable-driven, triple-melody, nine-tubular chime movement. It is crafted on gorgeous sixteen species of hardwoods and veneers in antique style with detailed design and extra features.
Howard Miller Park Avenue Limited Edition Floor Clock 611230 is the most expensive modern grandfather clock with a high-precision, German-made, cable-driven, triple melody, nine-tubular chime movement. This floor clock features a hand rubbed, highly polished Gloss Black finish on a frame of maple solids accented by a polished stainless steel chrome case and polished stainless steel chrome feet. The thick clear, see-through, acrylic dial and tempered glass door are highlighted by the energy efficient LED light.
It is expected that these grandfather clocks, with proper maintenance, will last at least 200 plus years. They come with the free heirloom record document, a nickel-finished capsule, and a free nickel heirloom nameplate engraved with the name and special date. These timepieces are great to start your family heirloom.
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