New York City’s renowned Frick Collection is currently playing host to an exceptional exhibition celebrating the history of timekeeping, and of course, we’re all too happy to geek out about it. “Precision and Splendor: Clocks and Watches at the Frick Collection” is housed in their new Portico Gallery, and features notable pieces dating from the mid 14th century through the 19th century from the bequest of noted horology expert and collector Winthrop Kellogg Edey.
Major funding for this exhibition was provided by legendary Swiss watch manufacture Breguet, whose founder, Abraham-Louis Breguet, is considered the father of modern timekeeping, so it should come as no surprise that several of the most significant pieces on display bear his name. Among the examples of Monsieur Breguet’s personal handiwork are an early tourbillon pocket watch, a rare decimal desk clock and an intricately decorated travel carriage clock. The collection is a must-see for anyone with even a passing interest in horology who can find their way to New York City. It runs through February 2nd, 2014 — giving true timepiece obsessives plenty of time for multiple visits.
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