Today's offering showcases this very cool Art Deco desk clock with alarm owned and used by legendary performer Janet Jackson.
It has a very lovely Art Deco design and fabulous chrome-plated case and integrated pedestal.
Its dial has Breguet markers and antiqued finish. Powering it is a handwound mechanical movement.
It is in all-original condition. We have not polished it or done anything to the outside of it...we left it just as Ms. Jackson last used it. The only overhauling we did was to the inside of the watch to make it ready for immediate enjoyment.
One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, polishing the pivot, tightening the hands, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation making it ready for immediate enjoyment (a $595 value). It came to us missing a few minor (non-significant) exterior screws on the back and pedestal, and we have left it that way.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Also accompanying it is a print off of a Certificate of Authenticity and Provenance from a well-known auction house. Janet Jackson: A Legacy of Music and Resilience:
Janet Jackson is a versatile American artist renowned for her contributions as a singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. Her career is marked by innovation, a commitment to addressing social issues, and captivating stage performances.
As the youngest of the Jackson family's ten children, born in 1966, she made her debut on the grand stage of the MGM Grand. Her early years saw her starring in the television series "The Jacksons" in 1976 and making appearances on popular shows like "Good Times," "Diff'rent Strokes," and "Fame" during the 1970s and early 1980s.
In 1982, she signed a recording contract with A&M Records, setting the stage for her rise to pop icon status. Her third and fourth studio albums, "Control" (1986) and "Rhythm Nation 1814" (1989), marked turning points in her career. Collaborations with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis infused her music with elements of rhythm and blues, funk, disco, rap, and industrial beats, leading to crossover success in the mainstream music scene.
In 1991, Jackson signed the first of two record-breaking multimillion-dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest-paid artists in the industry. Her venture into film with a lead role in "Poetic Justice" (1993) added another dimension to her career.
Her subsequent studio albums, "Janet" (1993) and "The Velvet Rope" (1997), saw her evolve into a public symbol of sensuality. These records, complemented by provocative music videos and electrifying live performances, earned her recognition as one of the world's most captivating entertainers, drawing both acclaim and controversy.
Despite the challenges stemming from the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show controversy and industry backlash, Janet Jackson displayed resilience. After parting ways with Virgin Records, she released her tenth studio album, "Discipline" (2008), under Island Records. In 2015, she joined forces with BMG Rights Management to launch her own record label, Rhythm Nation, and released her eleventh studio album, "Unbreakable," that same year. Her journey as an independent artist continues to this day.
Janet Jackson's impact on the music industry is unquestionable. With over 100 million records sold, her catalog includes chart-toppers like "Nasty," "Rhythm Nation," "That's the Way Love Goes," "Together Again," and "All for You." She holds a remarkable record for the most consecutive top-ten entries on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart by a female artist, with 18 consecutive hits. Furthermore, her album "Rhythm Nation 1814" made history by spawning seven commercial singles that peaked within the top five positions on the chart.
Billboard recognized her influence by ranking her as number seven on its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists in 2008. In 2010, she secured the fifth spot among the "Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years." In December 2016, the magazine crowned her as the second most successful dance club artist after Madonna.
Janet Jackson's illustrious career has earned her numerous accolades, including five Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards, eleven American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and eight Guinness World Records entries. In 2019, she achieved the prestigious honor of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Janet Jackson's enduring impact on music, her fearless approach to artistry, and her commitment to addressing social issues through her work have solidified her as a true icon in the entertainment industry. Connoisseur of Time Celebrity Collection:
I'm excited to have launched a collection that is composed of 87 watches and clocks owned or worn by 44 iconic celebrities and public figures. It may be the largest current collection of celebrity-owned watches in the world. It will be constantly changing and is currently headlined by timepieces owned by some of the most legendary Hollywood actors and actresses, musicians, comedians, and entertainers:
It is part of our Celebrity Collection of watches that has been featured in GQ, Revolution Watch, Europa Star, JCK, Hampton's Magazine, Gotham Magazine, Vegas Magazine, Silicon Valley magazine and many others. eBay just recently partnered with us for an exclusive, special sale for seven of the watches.
It will be constantly changing and is currently headlined by watches and clocks owned by some of the most legendary Hollywood actors and actresses, musicians, comedians, and entertainers:
The King, Elvis Presley. (Just sold)
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
The King of Comedy, Jerry Lewis.
The Artist Formerly Known as Prince
Hollywood icons Steve Martin, Red Skelton, Martin Sheen, Burt Reynolds, Betty White, Olivia Newton-John, Bob Hope, Greta Garbo, and Mickey Rooney.
Legendary musicians Johnny Cash, Frank and Nancy Sinatra, Janet Jackson, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, Kenny Rogers, Don Mclean, Leslie West, and Hank Williams, Jr.
Sports great and soccer legend Pelé, heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey, Yankee great Lefty Gomez, World Cup winning captain and soccer defensive legend Daniel Passarella, and Green Bay Packer Mike Bucchianeri along with the game ball, signed photo and watch from the college football "all star" Blue Gray Game in 1940.
Further filling the current collection are watches from King Edward VIII and the Duchess of Windsor, beloved Hollywood host Ed Sullivan, renowned illusionists Siegfried & Roy, Academy award-winning actresses Loretta Young and Doris Day, Emmy award-winning actress Valerie Harper, Golden Globe winning actor Richard Chamberlain, Phyllis McGuire of the chart-topping McGuire sisters, Ian McDonald multi-instrumentalist English rocker for King Crimson and Foreigner, Elvira Mistress of the Dark (Cassandra Peterson), fashion designer to the stars Nolan Miller, and a watch worn by multiple characters in the television series "For All Mankind."
It also includes rare watches given by heads of state: A prototype 18K gold Buren Microrotor gifted by His Royal Majesty Ibn Saud, former King of Saudi Arabia; a Felsa given by former Libyan Colonel and Head of State Muammar Al Qathafi; a Longines given by Highness Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa former Prime Minister of the State of Bahrain; a Baume & Mercier gifted by the King of Jordan. All three watches are new-old-stock in presentation shadow box frames with photos.
Recently sold was a watch given a handful of years after the Civil War concluded by the Vice President Elect to honor an Army commander who went on to receive the Medal of Honor.
This is a significant, exciting, and constantly changing new collection you won't want to miss! Stay tuned over the coming weeks for photos of other special pieces from the collection!
To view the first few already up for sale follow this link: https://shop.connoisseuroftime.com/collections/our-celebrity-owned-historical-event-watches?page=1&sort_by=created-descending
Year built: Art Deco era
Model: Desk clock with alarm
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Alarm
Case material: Chrome plated brass
Case condition: Honest original condition
Dimensions: 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 inches
Dial: Its dial has Breguet markers and antiqued finish
Hands: Original, plated "batons"
Crystal: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, polishing the pivot, tightening the hands, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation making it ready for immediate enjoyment (a $595 value). It came to us missing a few minor (non-significant) exterior screws on the back and pedestal, and we have left it that way.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; Certificate of Authenticity and Provenance from a well-known auction house.
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee