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Svend ANDERSEN Clock, 31/33, 1970s

CHF 5,000

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Original very rare Swiss made UNUSUAL GLASS ELECTRO-MECHANICAL CLOCK in the bottle “Watchmaker’s Hourglass” in fully working order. Made circa 1970s.

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

Svend Andersen, Geneve, No. 152033. Made circa 1975. Fine and unusual, electro-mechanical clock mounted in a hour glass. Glass, hour glass shape. Battery housed in the top. Hand-stitched circular with flower pattern. Gilt dauphine hands. 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.

BRAND Svend Andersen
MODEL Watchmaker’s hourglass
REFERENCE
YEAR Circa 1970s
MOVEMENT Electro-mechanical
CALIBRE Custom made
CASE MATERIAL Glass
CASE SIZE
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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