The ‘expression of time’ is a phrase that can be traced through the history of Smith of Derby for over 300 years. This rich heritage celebrates our ingenuity, originality and craftsmanship. The company remains in family ownership and can proudly claim to be one of the world’s oldest clockmakers; there are few names in the world of grand horology with such a distinguished contribution to the ‘business of time’.
John Smith started as an apprentice to John Whitehurst III in 1829, and began his own business in 1856. The new company flourished during the industrial revolution and grew to be today’s Smith of Derby Group; highly regarded for manufacturing quality and design innovation, our installations grace some of the world’s most famous buildings.
John Whitehurst started making clocks in England in 1708. He was a clockmaker, innovator and renowned scientist and, as such, Whitehurst clocks can be found in 33 Royal and Country Estates; they include some of the world’s grandest timepieces. The spirit of these wonderful clocks lives on through our luxury Whitehurst brand.
Pride in our accomplishments to date is matched only by our commitment and desire to maintain leadership on the world time-map. We are continually pushing design and technological boundaries to ensure that we shape the future of horology as much as we’ve done in the past.
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