The only real luxury is time, and with many clocks being works of sheer, unadulterated mechanical genius, we are not ones to argue. With the inherent fascination of measurement and precision, clocks have evolved from simplistic sticks in the ground to symbolic pieces of magnificence with a multitude of complications, and values to follow.

Our specialist team at Doerr Dallas has years of expertise on valuable timepieces. Since the Egyptians invented the sundial around 5,000 years ago, our need to know time has evolved in many ways. That circular design is thought to have influenced the shape of clock faces.

The history of clocks covers a very long period, and there have been many different types of clocks over the centuries. It is believed the word clock was first used in the 14th century (about 700 years ago). It comes from the word for bell in Latin (clocca). Many historians believe that 5000 – 6000 years ago, great civilisations in the Middle East and North Africa started to examine forms of clock-making instead of working with only the monthly and annual calendars.

They take many forms, from Big Ben to grandfather/grandmother clocks, to mantel and bracket clocks, also longcase clocks, wall clocks, beautiful carriage clocks and not forgetting cuckoo clocks and even alarm clocks!

Our team of industry-recognised specialists at Doerr Dallas works together to offer you an independent service to provide valuations of clocks and watches, fine art, antiques, jewellery and classic cars, we also offer a full range of other art-related advisory services.

We offer our clients a personal, professional, friendly, discreet and completely confidential service.

We work closely with leading firms of insurance brokers, insurers, solicitors, wealth managers, private banks and professional advisers to provide an efficient and timely service.

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