KIENZLE 8 day small desk clock by Heinrich Moeller in boxwood and brass, 1950s

Kienzle, Germany's oldest manufacturer of clocks and watches, produced some of the most recognisable clocks of the 20th century under the creative and visionary direction of Heinrich Moeller, their chief designer from 1931 until 1970. With his background in carpentry and architecture rather than horology, he brought a simple yet distinctive modernist style to Kienzle's pre-war production, elements of which continued to define Kienzle clocks until the 1970s.

This petite and beautifully designed desk clock is typical of Moeller's attention to detail and the guiding axiom that a clock should be a work of art and not just a piece of furniture. The clock is framed in close-grained boxwood with all other components of solid brass. It is driven by a hand-wound, high quality 8 day jewelled lever movement. The slim silhouette and raised numerals are classic Moeller characteristics. The lacquer to some of the brasswork has degraded over the years but this would not justify refinishing. The two-tone dial, hands and numerals are still bright behind the domed glass.

The clock has been disassembled, cleaned and serviced and the wood treated with a restorative solution and wax-polished. It is in excellent vintage condition and full working order, keeping good time with a very quiet tick. It will be supplied with instructions on regulating (if necessary).

Dial diameter 90mm; overall diameter 110mm; overall height 120mm; overall depth 40mm. Weight 250g

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