This totally unique, magnificent clock was made using solid wood from RMS Olympic, the first of the three ‘Olympic Class’ liners to be built and identical in almost every detail to her sister RMS Titanic. Designed & built in Belfast by Harland & Wolff in 1911, Olympic served for 25 years and was affectionately known as “Old Reliable”.
Following her retirement in 1934, Olympic was sold for scrap and after her dismantling by Thomas Ward & Co in Jarrow, Newcastle-Upon -Tyne, a 10 day dispersal sale was held and a large quantity of her fixtures & fittings were fitted into a factory in the North-East of England. The factory was stripped out in 2004 and most of the artifacts sold off.
This clock has been beautifully constructed using piece of paneling and coving from most likely, a first class stateroom or public room. The top is embossed with a wonderful 5-pointed star, made of mother of pearl; the emblem of the White Star Line and the face of the clock has the life details of this once-magnificent ship.
This is a truly unique opportunity to acquire a stunning timepiece made for pieces of the actual ship and a superb investment opportunity.