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第94次拍賣會極特別的收藏精品 -- 來自德國中西部大城的Wuppertal 鐘錶博物館

這座ABELER家族開創的著名鐘錶博物館,決定在2016年9月封館, 走入永恆的歷史。 所有來自此博物館的極特別精品, 將會在我們第94次的拍賣會上公開拍賣。

重要提示:在我們第94次拍賣會上,所有來 自Wuppertal鐘錶博物館的拍品,都是無 底價起拍,以及不提供品相報告!!!

獨一無二的歷史照片: 畢業於 格拉蘇蒂專業鐘錶學校的九位 Abeler兄弟,與當時1962-1966 年德國Nordrhein-Westfalen 邦文化部長Paul Mikat博士教授 (前排左起第3位)的合照。 萬眾矚目的博物館:由Georg Abeler先生(前排右)在1958年 創立的Wuppertal鐘錶博物館, 在1983年的25週年慶時,已經 累積了超過數以百萬計的來自全 球各地參觀者。
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The watch and clock museum Wuppertal was maintained by the goldsmiths' and watchmaking family Abeler in Wuppertal and held one of the largest and most important private collection of timepieces ever. The museum and its exhibition attracted over a million visitors, among them politicians such as Konrad Adenauer as well as many actors and a number of international delegations.
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On March 24, 1955, master goldsmith and watchmaker Georg Abeler in Wuppertal bought the late Heinrich Nils Antoine-Feill's collection of timepieces during an auction at the Hohenzollernring in Cologne – the beginnings of the watch and clock museum in Wuppertal. Its finest hour came when Georg Abeler opened the museum in the vaults of the head office in Poststrasse to the public; it was to grow into one of the most cyclopaedic collections in the field of timekeeping. Jürgen Abeler was director of the museum until his death in 2010, after which his son Henrick Abeler took over management.
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The exhibits in the vaults of the head office of the Abeler jewellery store document a history of 5,000 years - they range from an Egyptian clepsydra, Roman and Greek sun dials, French pendulum clocks and Napoleonic mantel clocks, bracket clocks in the form of animals, candle clocks and hourglasses, clocks in daggers, buttons and even a wooden skull, the complete history of mechanical clocks and the fanciful baroque- and rococo-style pieces to the first atomic clock in Continental Europe dating from 1956 as well as solar and quartz watches. Most of the exhibits were restored and serviced in an inhouse workshop. Faithful replicas and reconstructions were created in the same workshop; around 110 pieces formed the travelling exhibition „5,000 years of timekeeping".