Please listen to how this clock sounds and looks by clicking. I made an extra photoshoot, with more photos of this. Which can be seen by clicking the following. For the size, compared to a normal mantel clock, it is HUGE!
For a comparison, see a normal sized Warmink clock, at. With its size of 19.6 Inches and weight, exceeding 7.2 kg's!, this is a SUPER IMPRESSIVE Time-Piece. The size of the bars are incredible, sounding like a piano... While the chimes play, the ORCHESTRA, at the top of the dial, MOVE their instruments! Of course I SERVICED the movement, preparing it for decades of proper Functioning. I have had several Christiaan Huygens clocks, but this one is more special than any of them, because of the following features.
The case is made of SOLID ROSEWOOD; not a single piece of veneer! The condition of the case is AMAZING; NO Damages. The ORIGINAL Documents AND key are still there.This clock plays WINCHESTER, besided WHITTINGTON AND WESTMINSTER! Instead of the Hermle Movements, Christiaan Huygens used, this clock has an URGOS Movement, which is far more reliable, consistent and accurate. This clock is way older than most Christiaan Huygens clocks offered normally. Christiaan Huygens was the absolute nr 1 clock company in Holland, building clocks with the Highest Quality there is. They were produced in VERY LOW volume or according to private customers and were therefore CUSTOM made.
They developed and designed clocks, only using the BEST Quality movements. The body comes in DARK, SOLID wood in a SUPERB condition. Please see the photos for the reflection of the High Gloss surface. The LARGE moonphase is a stunning eyecatcher!
There are lots of GILDED Parts, and the dial is a WORK of ART, with its incredible amount of HAND MADE ENGRAVEMENTS. The movement runs 8 days! This clock is rare because Christiaan Huygens clocks of this size and condition are kept by collectors not wanting to sell them. In the front door there is THICK, real glass, FREE OF SCRATCHES.
Everything has been thought of designing this piece. The hands, come in black metal.
The shining, silver plated, metal dial tells you the time in Black, Engraved, Roman numbers. The chime will let you know what time it by playing the melody you have selected with the MELODY SELECTOR on the right side of the clockface, behind the front door. There is another handle, on the LEFT, which silences or activates the chime, according to your choice. The chimes are played on 8!! Relative large bars with 8!Heavy hammers, which makes the sound totally different from similar clocks featuring for instance, a Westminster chime. On a the 15 minute stage of an hour it plays 1/4th of the selected chime. On the 30 minute stage it plays half the selected chime. On a 45 minute stage it plays 3/4 of the selected chime and On full hours it plays the complete selected chime.
After the selected chime (on full hours) it strikes the hours using 3 hammers striking the amount of times corresponding with the time at that moment. Please take a look at the way the wood of the roof is made; simple but giving this time piece so much style.The plate underneath the carriage handle shines like a diamond! The legs come in Bronze; the same goes for the carriage handle on top of this piece.
All features of the clock face are shining like NEW! There are (richly carved) wooden side panels having fabric in them.
This fabric does not only have a cosmetic function. It filters out the high frequency when the chime leaves the clock through them, causing the chime to have a warm character. The movement is SERVICED and keeps PERFECT TIME; it runs on the SECOND!The movement looks like as if it was made only yesterday and is extremely heavy. Remark:This object is not new though in an absolute amazing condition. Expectable time related, cosmetic minor imperfections might occur.
This clock keeps accurate time and comes with its ORIGINAL key! Please take a good look at all pictures and YouTube video, mentioned at the top of this listing, to judge the quality of this object yourself. Please note that specs and stains are reflections of dust, on the high gloss finish of the clock. The use of flash and close ups increases these and make them look like damages which they are NOT.
Note that the Warmink clock, visible at photo 1, is only listed for a comparison; it is NOT included in the sale! Dimensions: Height: 19.6 Inch!!! Width: 14.0 Inch -> 35.5 cm Depth: 9.6 Inch -> 24.3 cm Weight: 7255 grams! I pack in NEW, triple layered, strong boxes and use NEW filling. Material, such as NEW bubble wrap, NEW polysterene chips and.Please take a look at my other listing for more High Quality. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Clocks\Desk, Mantel & Shelf Clocks". The seller is "time-wised" and is located in this country: NL. This item can be shipped worldwide.