"The Kennedy Clock"
Maker: Heinz Wipperfeld and Patek Philippe
Place Made: Berlin, Germany
Medium: Metal, marble, wood
Dimensions: 12 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 5 inches
Autonomous quartz clock displaying three time zones for Washington DC, Moscow and Berlin. The clock consists of a rectangular brass casing bearing three clock faces on the front. The rectangular casing is suspended by a curved bronze support attached to the sides. The bronze support is fitted into a square marble base. This clock was designed for President Kennedy to resemble a nautical instrument recalling Kennedy's naval service. Created and given to President Kennedy by Heinz Wipperfeld, a citizen of Berlin, the clock reflects the struggle between the Soviet Union and the West over the future of Berlin.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum