About QINGYA CLOCKS

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Company Introduction

Established in 1996, QingYa Clocks was specialized in manufacturing of clocks in the early stage. The company owned a factory occupied an area of 120 acre with over 1200 employees. Starting from 2002, QingYa has gradually transformed into a mechanical clock importer. With the effort made over the past years, QingYa has become the most comprehensive mechanical clock importer in China and Hong Kong. At present, the Company is the exclusive distributor of 6 world renowned mechanical clock brands in China, Hong Kong and Macau.

Nowadays, people in Hong Kong are putting lots of thoughts and details in decorating their homes. Many homeowners are interested to have a mechanical clock as a part of the decorations. Not only to appreciate and enjoy the chimes of the clocks, most of the families will consider the mechanical clocks as collectible items. A good quality mechanical clock is capable of running as long as 100 years and thus, it will also be considered as a heritage item to inherit to the next generation. Mechanical clocks are often regarded as combinations of high precision technologies and artistic masterpieces. They reflect the owners’ personalities, sensations of appreciation and inheritances from the families. In view of these, QingYa has opened the first mechanical specialist shop in Hong Kong in August 2017. The company is aspired to present the most comprehensive and sensational products to the local mechanical clock enthusiasts. In addition, QingYa is intended to bring back the mechanical clock culture to Hong Kong and become the local landmark for world renowned mechanical clocks.

Kieninger

In the year 2012 the Kieninger Clock Factory was celebrating its 100th anniversary. Kieninger was founded in 1912 in the Black Forest by Joseph Kieninger (1872-1936) and therefore is the eldest existing manufacturer of mechanical clock movements for grandfather-, wall- and mantel clocks in the world.

Since 1917 the company has been located in Aldingen, a charming village just between Black Forest and 'Schwäbische Alb'. Today, the company occupies a 54.000 square foot manufacturing facility, newly constructed in 1991 and employs about 50 dedicated and highly skilled workers and staff. In 1993, Kieninger became part of the Howard Miller Group (USA), the largest manufacturer of grandfather clocks in the world. From its very beginning Kieninger has stayed with its traditional concept - the manufacture of technically advanced, high-quality mechanical movements and clocks. This has proved successful and it is to no surprise, that today Kieninger is known for its craftsmanship and only the highest-quality products .The Kieninger clocks are noted among the classics of the industry. With our 2016/2017 line of selected, fine mechanical grandfather-, wall- and mantel clocks we offer unique and individually designed time pieces of the highest quality.

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Comitti

In 1845 an Italian precision instrument maker, Onorato Comitti, travelled to England seeking a new future in the land that was enjoying the unprecedented prosperity generated by the Industrial Revolution and in 1850 he open his workshops alongside other specialist makers in Clerkenwell, London.

Since 1917 the company has been located in Aldingen, a charming village just between Black Forest and 'Schwäbische Alb'. Today, the company occupies a 54.000 square foot manufacturing facility, newly constructed in 1991 and employs about 50 dedicated and highly skilled workers and staff. In 1993, Kieninger became part of the Howard Miller Group (USA), the largest manufacturer of grandfather clocks in the world. From its very beginning Kieninger has stayed with its traditional concept - the manufacture of technically advanced, high-quality mechanical movements and clocks. This has proved successful and it is to no surprise, that today Kieninger is known for its craftsmanship and only the highest-quality products .The Kieninger clocks are noted among the classics of the industry. With our 2016/2017 line of selected, fine mechanical grandfather-, wall- and mantel clocks we offer unique and individually designed time pieces of the highest quality.Dedicated to the pursuit of perfection and innovation, he quickly achieved an unsurpassed reputation for his recording instruments including the finest quality mercury and aneroid barometers. It was during the late Victorian period that the company gained renown as one of the finest clockmakers in England receiving the Diploma of Honour for the company's workmanship in 1888.

More than 150 years later, Comitti is still a family-owned business, run by the fifth generation, which remains true to the founding principles of Onorato Comitti and continues to maintain the company's international reputation for luxury timepieces in the finest traditions of English clock making.

Howard Miller

Incomparable workmanship. Unsurpassed quality. A quest for perfection. It’s what Howard C. Miller insisted on when he founded the company in 1926, at the age of 21.

Howard Miller learned the fine art of clock making in the Black Forest region of Germany and the craftsmanship of fine cabinet making from his father, Herman Miller. Howard used this knowledge to develop into a visionary whose keen sense of innovation built a solid reputation for fine, American-made, heirloom clocks. Howard’s sons Jack and Phil continued this tradition of excellence and built an international reputation for clock design, innovation and quality. Now, still family-owned and operated in its third generation, the Howard Miller Company manufactures fine clocks for the entire home – from the world’s finest floor clocks to wall and mantel clocks.

In 1926, the company began by manufacturing chiming wall and mantel clocks. In 1950s, saw the development and production of trend-setting avant-garde clocks designed by leading 20th Century modern designer George Nelson. These clocks continue to be valuable items in personal collections, as well as being part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. During the 1960s, grandfather clocks were added to the growing product offering. Often referred to as floor clocks, this product category eventually earned the company the title of "World's Largest Grandfather Clock Maker".

The Howard Miller Company is proud of its history and remains dedicated to its vision of being a family-owned business committed to craftsmanship, its customers and its community.

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Anton Schneider

Anton Schneider began producing cuckoo clocks in 1848 in his farmhouse in Schonach. The Schneider family business is now in the 6th generation and has been producing high value cuckoo clocks at its current location since 1952.

In the years between 1952 and 1985 the modern factory building was extended in 7 periods of building. Our clock factory is today among the most modern and largest cuckoo clock factories in the Black Forest. In spite of this, the old tradition of doing valuable carving work by hand has been maintained and in the last few years even greatly improved. This required intensive training of young woodcarvers under our direction.

A love of detail combined with ancient handicraft skills are today the characteristics of the new generation of high-value cuckoo clocks. Thanks to our highly skilled workers in the carpentry shop, the woodcarving shop and in the clock assembly shops, as well as an extremely exact final inspection, it is possible for us to offer our customers worldwide a truly full guarantee.