The Most Expensive Clock in the World
But there are a lot of people who place a high priority on having the most expensive clock, partly due to its significance as status symbol, and partly due to the fact that an expensive watch is really considered a piece of jewelry, and many people apparently just like to own stuff like this. Jaquet Droz’s La Machine is the most expensive clock in the world with price $342,275.
Jaquet Droz’s La Machine à Ecrire le Temps, a machine that has taken over ten years to build, and has thousands of moving parts.This amazing machine, which contains 1200 parts, writes the time on a card.This is world’s most expensive clock and amazing clock ever made. Created by watchmaker Jaquet Droz as an homage to its robot-building 18th-century Swiss founder.
It took nearly a decade to develop this masterpiece with more than 1,200 components, including 84 ball bearings, 50 cams and 9 belts. Jaquet Droz’s “La Machine à Ecrire le Temps” (The Machine that Writes the Time) is an implausible horological machine that was showcased at Baselworld 2009. The La Machine à Ecrire le Temps is an upshot of manufacturer Jaquet Droz’s eternal quest for excellence. The project was the brainchild of Manuel Emch, president and head of artistic creation at Montres Jaquet Droz. It was developed by the engineers and artisans at the Manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
It’s one of the most amazing horological sculptures to date that offers a perfect blend of tradition, kinetic art and high-tech horology. The awesome machine is placed in an elegant cage, with the aluminum fames fitted with a liquid crystal glass. So the possessors of the masterpiece can cover or unveil the whole movement to their liking. The mechanism gets activated with a simple touch and a stylus writes the time in hours and minutes in this most expensive clock.