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ANDERSEN Geneve Clock, No. 33, 1970s

CHF 5,000


Original extremely rare unusual electro-mechanical “Watchmaker’s Hourglass” clock in the bottle made by ANDRESEN Geneve, No. 152033. Made circa 1970s.

C. Glass, hour glass shape. Battery housed in the top. D. Hand-stitched circular with flower pattern. Gilt dauphine hands. M. Unique handmade electro-mechanical. Movement signed.

In 1969, Mr. Andersen as a hobby created his first “Bottle Clock” and then earned the moniker “Watchmaker of the Impossible” by the international press at the Montres et Bijoux show. Just like the ship in a bottle you have to wonder “how does he do that?”. It took watchmaker Svend Andersen 5! (five) month to construct this clock inside a bottle through bottle’s mouth measures 18mm.

Only 35 clocks was made (each is unique design), this is 33rd bottle. Unique piece from world-known watchmaker.

BRAND Svend Andersen
MODEL Watchmaker’s hourglass
YEAR Circa 1970s
MOVEMENT Electro-mechanical
CALIBRE Custom made
FEATURES limited edition
BOX/PAPERS no box, no papers

Fully working order. Very good vintage condition, minor surface scratches.  Seal gaskets at the bottle’s mouth are slightly deformed. Overhaul recommended, at buyer’s expense.

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