If you’re in the market for a 16th century clock in the form of a birdcage fitted with a waterfall, your search will finally come to an end should you visit the horological exhibition taking place in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai this weekend.
Antiquorum Auctioneers, together with Mishal Kanoo, Deputy Chairman of The Kanoo Group, will host a two-day exhibition featuring the highlights of the coming auction in Geneva, titled “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.”
The exhibition will include over 200 timepieces, running anywhere from AED/SAR 91,800 (US $25,000) to over AED/SAR 1.5 million (US $400,000); but the spotlight will be on the unique Singing Bird Cage Clock from 1785. Within the finely constructed cage is an automaton singing and jumping bird along with an automaton waterfall, activated by the clock every three hours—a masterful creation by famed watchmakers from Jaquet-Droz et Leschot Geneva.
Along with jumping robotic birds, the exhibition will have on hand a remarkable Patek Philippe, Third Series. Going for AED/SAR 954,987—1.4M (US $260,000-370,000), the timepiece is made of 18K gold and comes with a 30-minute register, perpetual calendar, and moon phases.
Cat burglars not welcome.