John C Taylor


I’m passionate about clocks and share my enthusiasm through loaning clocks, watches and artefacts to museums and exhibitions so that the public can see the timepieces at close quarters.

Brochures from recent exhibitions are on sale, with all proceeds going to the Teapot Trust Isle of Man (Charity number: 1285).

The Luxury of Time, Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man

Innovation and Collaboration, Bonhams, London

The Luxury of Time, Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Interesting Facts

Diamonds are actually unstable at surface temperature and pressure. Every diamond above ground is very, very slowly altering into graphite, another form of pure carbon.

Latest News

Horology Hour with Dr John C Taylor OBE

Thank you everyone who attended the Horology Hour on 24th June 2020. Hear all about the Corpus Chronophage, which incorporates John Harrison’s grasshopper escapement from the early 1700’s inside a huge mythical ‘time-eater’ creature that sits on top of the clockface devouring each minute as it passes. You will also discover news about the three other Chronophage clocks. Please click on the video below… read more

Interesting Quotes

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller