Watch & Jewelry Auction to Benefit th...

New York, Oct 20, 2010

LOT 20

DENT, LONDON ? LIMITED EDITION ELIZABETH CLOCK NO. 3 Dent, London, "Elizabeth Clock" No. 003/250. Made in 2010. Fine and rare 18K gold-plated brass and stainless steel great-wheel 8 day skeleton clock with Graham deadbeat escapement and silk suspension on a black base under a beveled glass case. Accompanied by instructions, winding key and hand-setting key.

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Sold: USD 4,000

C. Layered column base to dual crescent form main bridges with steel cross-pattern decoration, single column riser with arched peak. Base on four feet with leveling lever to the underside. D. White with outer minutes, gilt Roman numerals within black diamond-form indexes, surrounded by gilt brass relief foliate decorated boarder. Gilt spade hands. M. 8-spoke main wheel, steel Graham deadbeat escapement, adjustable silk suspension to signed and numbered Invar pendulum. Dim. 10 ¾? wide x 6? deep x 16 ¾? high. DOnATED by CELLInI JEWELERS

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Grading System
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


The history of Dent & Co. spans three centuries of precision watch and clock making in Great Britain. Established in 1814 by Edward J. Dent, the company embraced the Victorian fervor for technological innovation and created precision chronometers to navigate the Royal Navy and guide some of the most intrepid explorers on their voyages. Propelling the impetus of Britain?s primacy, Dent proved a key player in Victorian horological history manufacturing the Standard Clock at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, which was to keep ?Greenwich Mean Time? - the time to which all others in the Empire were referred (better known today as G.M.T.). It continued to do so until replaced by an electronic clock in 1946. Dent also made what is probably the world's most famous clock - the Great Clock for the Houses of Parliament, better known as "Big Ben".