Antiquares offers to value your antique timepieces.
If you have antique timepieces that you would like to part with please do not hesitate to contact us at the following phone number: 392/6587032, or send us photographs to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, please be sure to include any information you might have about the object. You can also fill in the appropriate form.
We remain at your disposal for any clarifications, guaranteeing maximum discretion and trustworthiness.
Collecting timepieces represents one of the most interesting categories among those tied to the world of antiques.
The production of timepieces has always captured the interest of scientists and artisans as well as true artists who transformed something used to measure time into an object of desire.
The first timepieces go back to the XIII Century and had large mechanisms usually regulated by descending weights, they were not very precise and rather bulky.
The most precise timepieces were pendulum clocks that enriched many homes and were fashionable until the 1800s. They were run by an escapement device(that used the movement of the pendulum) that was regulated by a balance wheel.
The decoration of the hands of the clock and the face can be fundamental elements in determining the age of an antique timepiece.
The first clock we know of is from 1510 and was probably created by the Nuremberg artisan Peter Herlein. The principal characteristics of antique timepieces were their beauty and their inaccuracy. In fact they were very precious, since they were destined exclusively to those belonging to high social classes, but rather inaccurate, until in Switzerland half way through the XIX century the first Chronograph was produced.
In Europe in the 1700 the first column clocks appeared, they marked the passage of time and were audible throughout the house. The clocks were placed in the entrance of the house especially in the homes of upper class families.