HEAVY GILT-BRONZE NAUTICAL PAPERWEIGHT CLOCK WITH ROTATING TOP. PRESTIGIOUS 1960 FRENCH PRODUCT OF ANDRE WYLER.
This remarkable timepiece is from my personal collection of vintage and antique clocks curated since 1972. Commencing with apprenticeship to a European master clock and watchmaker through high school graduation, freshmen year of college and remainder of the 1970s, I sensitively restored clocks of all types; opening service and sales showrooms in the western suburbs of Chicago. Andre Wyler clocks are scarce and of high quality. Most often they feature innovative cases. For a short period, Andre Wyler designed clocks for Hermes.
Some Wyler clocks have Swiss movements, others French made. Andre Wyler brand clocks I've owned and restored date ca. This paperweight clock is wonderfully appealing. The capstan swivels smoothly 360 degrees on a massive cast bronze pedestal. The domical case with hollow cavity is precisely machined to hold the watch, with a cutout for the stem and crown.
Thus, the 15-jewel lever movement can be wound in situ. An engraved presentation spanning almost half of the pedestal provides a unique "lost in time" provenance. Charting our course for 1960. Full speed ahead - The time is right. Engraving on the base personalizes the luxury gift - " To Mary T and Ed - from Sally and Larry ".
Satin and polished gold finishes on the top and wheel are almost perfect. I've not overhauled the movement. However, the watch has been operating reliably for months and should continue running for? Hopefully, years before servicing is needed. 3.1 high to crest of the crown, 2.75 wheel diameter.
Weighs an impressive 1.5 lbs. - papers under this clock won't fly away! This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Clocks\Desk, Mantel & Shelf Clocks". The seller is "selectandsuperior" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Wallis and Futuna, Malaysia, Taiwan, Poland, Suriname, Argentina, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, Ireland, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Thailand, Aruba, Sweden, Iceland, Macedonia, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Antigua and Barbuda, Italy, Pakistan, Panama, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Chile, China, Republic of Croatia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Portugal, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Malta, Cayman Islands, Paraguay, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Australia, Austria, Sri Lanka, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Norway, Kiribati, Turkmenistan, Grenada, Greece, Haiti, Greenland, Afghanistan, Montenegro, Mongolia, Nepal, Bahamas, United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Western Samoa, France, Peru, Denmark, Guatemala, Solomon Islands, Vatican City State, Nauru, Anguilla, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Azerbaijan Republic, Macau, Georgia, Tonga, San Marino, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Philippines, Colombia, Spain, Estonia, Bermuda, Montserrat, South Korea, Vanuatu, Ecuador, Albania, Monaco, Laos, Moldova, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Bolivia, Maldives, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Saint Lucia, Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands, Andorra, Romania, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Japan, Lithuania, Trinidad and Tobago, Nicaragua, Finland, Luxembourg, Brazil, Germany, Latvia, Jamaica, Brunei Darussalam, Honduras.