Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 25, 2021

LOT 13

IMHOF
THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY WORLD CLOCK, BRASS

HKD 6,000 - 12,000

USD 780 - 1,550 / CHF 720 - 1,440

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Fine and unusual, brass and ebonized wood, terrestrial globe table clock. Made in a limited edition in 1982.


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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand ImHof, Switzerland

Model The Royal Geographical Society World Clock

Year circa 1982.

Caliber 15

Dimensions 28 x 22 x 22 cm

Signature Signed on a brass plaque on the base

Notes

The “Royal Geographical Society World Clock” was designed by the British watchmaker Richard Good, with the goal of being able to view the time, at a glance, in all parts of the world. The clock was edited by the Franklin Mint Ltd., London; at the time, in 1980, the price was 1 995 guilders.
· Winding the movement
The clock must be wound up once every 7 days.You do this by turning the crown (globe knob) clock wise until it can’t go any further.
· Setting the time
You do that by pulling out the crown (globe/knob)) and then move it clockwise to the correct time near the viewfinder (visor).
· Setting the globe
Turn the globe by means of the brass plate until the correct time-zone is above the viewfinder (visor).Now the time in all parts of the world is visible.