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