Largest Silver Clock: Sukra Jevellery sets world
CHENNAI, India -- A team of silversmiths
Jevellery created a 7.33 feet (88 inches) high silver
clock which weights 50.163 kilograms-setting the world record
for the Largest
Photo: The Largest
Silver Clock is made of sterling silver (silver with
purity of 92.5%) but for the clock part (the motor and mechanism
inside the clock) and glass. (enlarge
Total height of the Largest
Silver Clock is 88 inches (7.33 feet), the width at
the maximum point is 21.5 inches (1.79 feet), side wall thickness
is 16 inches (1.33 feet) and weighs 50.163 kilograms (110.5
Lb) of SILVER.
The purity of silver is hallmarked by a hallmarking
center authorized by Bureau of Indian Standards.
The sculpture was majority handmade and
was manufactured using traditional tools and techniques in
order to obtain better result.
Nithin Kalkiraju from "Sukra
Jevellery" says: "On 2nd December 2008,
I visualized making the largest
sterling silver clock, discussions pertaining to design,
materials required, silver weight took place for few days.
On 10th December 2008 the team of
silversmiths, who will be involved in making the Largest
Silver Clock was selected and on 12th December 2008
the work started."
"It was a team of six skilled silversmiths
and one project manager who was directly involved in manufacturing
under my guidance and supervision.
From 12th December 2008 onwards,
the team of six started to work on the sculpture for six hours
a day for 149 days till 16th JUNE 2009. All our silversmiths
were trained by us and every safety measures were ensured
in order to preserve their health. "