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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

What is the Most Valuable Clock in the World?


A record-breaking sum of £1,926,500 ($3,001,294) was paid for a Louis XVI ormulu-mounted, ebony grande sonnerie Astronomical Perpetual Calendar Regulateur de Parquet, at Christie's, London, on July 8, 1999. The intricately designed ebony longcase clock indicates seconds, minutes, hours, sunrise and sunset, the age of the moon, the date, the position of the sun in the zodiac, a rolling moonphase, the day of the week, and has a complex movement striking the quarter hour and the hour.

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