The 1950s and 60s were an exciting period in Swiss clockmaking, with some strikingly unique designs coming from the premier brands. Gübelin, the family-owned firm known for its high-end jewellery and luxury watch brands, contributed a number of fine examples during this time.
This rare piece features a large circular brass form on a standing base, with a bezel featuring painted enamel cartouches of Swiss cities as hour indicators. From Interlaken to Zurich and Lausanne, many famous Swiss cities are represented along with their familiar landmarks, such as the twin towers of the Grossmünster in Zurich.
The brass case has picked up some patina, while the heavily domed crystal is perfect. The painted black dial has light spotting throughout. We have serviced the high quality 8-day Swiss movement and it works eagerly, keeping good time. The clock measure approximately 28cm x 23cm and is 4cm thick. Overall a fine collectible Swiss clock that would make a lovely addition for an office setting or home.