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You have a very special clock or watch wish? We know many in this industry. Therefore, we can help you with almost all requests. Whether clocks, wrist watch or Sspecialties. Just ask us. We try to meet your needs.

SERVICE & REPAIR
We are happy to accept your service work. We work with a selected and highly qualified watch- and clockmakers in Austria. Call us, we will make you a free estimate for your repairs or service work.

RESTORATION
We would be happy to submit you a free quote for restoration work. We work together with selected and highly skilled craftsmen from all areas of restoration crafts in Austria. From Emailers, cabinetmaker, to individual metal work; we know the best in their profession.

Worldwide Shipping.
We do deliver all our products worldwide. A special offer for out “top” articles is, that we will not just ship, we also take care of insurance and a personal setup in your home or office. The only charge that we can not include into this service is customs charges in your home country. All prices shown on the website do include 20% Austrian VAT, For exports outside the European Union, we will not charge the VAT.

FLAIR Magazine

FLAIR Magazin - Islamic Timepieces

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We are very proud that FLAIR Magazine has posted an article about two of our products specialised for the Muslim world.

 

(Here is an excerpt.)

Islamic Timepieces

For years Muslims have relied on many ways to tell them the time for prayers and for breaking the fast during the holy month of Ramadan. Checking the timings on the daily newspaper, turning on the radio or television, installing an Islamic timings application and even observing the sun! But the latest and coolest way to know your timings is with specialized luxury timepieces made for Muslims. Created by Archides Uhren GmbH in Salzburg, the Austrian company has created timepieces specially made for Muslims. The collection features three amazing unique pieces.

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Apostelclock – the catholic Easterdate pur mechanical

Highly exclusive! we are creating a limited edition of only 12 pieces worldwide of these mantle clocks. Every one will be dedicated to one aposte of Jesus. The clock dedicted to “Simon Petrus – St. Peter” certainly will not be up for sale. For us is a given fact that this clock belongs only to the Vatikan and our holy father Pope Francis, and we already have permission to hand over the clock, once its finished, to him personally.

Saint Peter Clock
Saint Peter Clock

First time ever it was possible to create a mechanical movement, which is capeable, purely mechanically to display the easter date for up to 200 years (from today till Febuary 29th 2100) wich is a world premiere. The extrodinary clockmaker that made this possible after 400 years of clockmaking history is Konstantin Chaykin – originally from St. Petersburg, now living and working in Moscow.

Certainly there are some more techincal highlights, like

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Now available: Wall Bracket

NT 6  & NT 7 mit Wandkonsole
NT 7 with Wall Bracket

A solid aluminium wall bracket that can be ordered for our table clock models NT 6 and NT 7. Its shape refers to the shape of the clock base and fine brass inlays in the colour of the movement are setting fine accents to the matte black finish.

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The Mecca Clock Tower

Mecca_ClockThe Mecca Clock Tower

Built from 2004 to 2012 with a height of 601 meters. The building has 120 floors, which are connected with 94 elevators. The area has a total of 1.575 million square meters.

The Hotel Tower is topped by the largest clock in the world. Dials are mounted on all four sides and each has a diameter of 43 meters. They are illuminated by two million LED lights. The execution is based to be able to read the clock up to 8 kilometers away. The dial is made of an glass mosaic with more than 90 million pieces, whereupon the arms of Saudi Arabia can be seen. The minute hand has a lenght of 23 meters and a width of 3.5 meters, and can be walked on. The weight is 7.5 tons. The hour hand is 18 meters long. The clock is equipped with solar power.

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Collecting and investing in clocks!

Old Clocks

In the era when the smallest unit of time were seconds, not tenths of a second, those days of royal and imperial monarchy of Josef II., the great Viennese Art of Clockmaking was established. Driven by the commercial promotions of the monarch the clockmakers were able to defy in technical as artistic manner with the other major european metropols of clockmaking, London and Paris. From the perspective of the collector, this is significant because in general collecting and rating is done by manufacturers, according to provenance.

Therefor the area of colleting is regional, as opposed to other collection areas. This means that the domestic market is always the most significant market for collectors. The exchange between areas or cities is estimated as rather low. This is also because tastes and interior conditions prevented nearly a lively exchange.

There can be named two criterias of the collecting area. First, collecting according to technical and second according to stylistic criterias. From the technical perspective this makes sense when cherishing clocks before 1860. Around the year 1860, parallel to the development of automatic machines, mechanical clock movements production became even more mass-produced and more alike. With the turn of the century there were hardly any regional differences in the movements, because the movements were distributed “large scale”. Special feature of the great Viennese clocks were the “Viennese Stroke” also called “Great Sonnerie” in the clockmaking world. At every quarter-hour a sound with the number of quarter-hours is played on gong or bells. On the hour this stroke is accompanied with a second different stroke. With an special repeater mechanism this stroke can be played again to strike the current hour. In the technical clockmaking language this function is also compared to “Night Watches”

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