Dent London: Own your own piece of history

When you buy a classic car you want to know it’s history right?…

Well this is the watch equivalent, except they are new but come with a serious history.

These stunning watches are from London based ‘DENT’.

The history of this company is just mind blowing:

King Edward VII owned a Dent, as did Charles Darwin. Dent’s Standard Clock at the Royal Observatory kept the British Empire on time. And millions of tourists flock to London every year to take photographs of the world’s most famous Dent: Parliament’s Great Clock – or Big Ben, to you and me.

Many things have changed since 1814, when Edward John Dent began making his very first chronometers. But their huge passion for horology remains. The twenty-first century has seen Dent release two new collections of wristwatches, create a series of skeleton clocks and return to architectural horology.

Some Dent Quick Facts that will blow your mind:

  • Big Ben, 150 years young, made by Dent
  • Winston Churchill’s first watch was a Dent
  • Dent clocks controlled GMT at Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • The BBC synchronised the hourly 6 pips with a Dent
  • Charles Darwin had six Dent Chronometer No. 663s on H.M.S Beagle
  • Dent was watch and clock maker to Queen Victoria
  • 1st Duke of Wellington, the Iron Duke, wore a Dent
  • Dent held warrants from the Emperor Meiji of Japan
  • King Edward VI granted Dent a Royal Warrant
  • Tsar Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, wore a Dent
  • Dent Chronometers guided Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Dent’s palace clock has kept Balmoral Castle on time since 1857
  • The magnificent 18ft clock in St. Pancras International Train Station is a Dent
  • Dent made Chronometers that guided the Royal Navy
  • The Shah of Persia granted Dent a Royal Warrant in 1904
  • Sir David Livingstone and Stanley both owned Dents
  • King George V’s Dent Struck 11 as the Great war Ended
  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II owns a Dent



Just have a look at some of the incredible timepieces Dent produce. You know you want to own one of these stunning pieces.

I am sure you will agree, these are STUNNING timepieces.

You can get your own Dent from www.DentLondon.com they have watches available or they cab build them custom for you.

 

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Love Monaco? Now You Can Take It Everywhere You Go: For $1 Billion!

Do you love Monaco? Who doesn’t right, it’s a pretty awesome place. Well imagine this a yacht based on the streets of Monaco.

The staggering 155m Streets of Monaco yacht is expected to cost over $1.1 billion to build and is modelled on a section of Monte Carlo, Monaco.

A LAVISH new yacht recreating the billionaire’s playground of Monaco is set to become the world’s most expensive yacht.

Currently in the design stage, the super-ship will feature smaller versions of the state’s famous landmarks such as the Monte Carlo Casino and racetrack, as well as swimming pools, tennis courts, a cinema, a go kart track and a Hotel de Paris.

Instead of traditional decks the one-of-a-kind ship will have buildings, and instead of a swimming platform it will have a beach.

Travellers will also spot waterfalls, a swim-in Jacuzzi-bar, helicopters and submarines on board.

The one-of a kind ship could be home to 16 guests and 70 crew with the main apartment spread over three floors and 445 sq m.

Linking upper and lower living areas is the Atrium – featuring seven guest suites, a bathroom, bedroom, dressing room, reception and balcony.

The idea for the super-boat, designed by Yacht Island Design, was sparked by car racing and developed into something more innovative.

“It is basically a floating city,” company director Rob McPherson said.

“The design theme called for a unique yacht that reflected the style and sophistication of the principality.

“We want to create a truly unique environment that could take the principality of Monaco to the ocean.”

The ship will exceed the $1 billion price tag reportedly paid by Roman Abramovich for his Eclipse yacht.

A second creation by Yacht Island Design will be a smaller 85-metre yacht based on a Pacific Island theme.

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Source: www.news.com.au

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