Founded in 1912 in Germany’s Black Forest, the Kieninger Clock Company is the world’s oldest maker of grandfather clocks still in existence. A Kieninger grandfather clock is often stylized with European inspired designs and feature timepieces with cabinets using exotic woods. Kieninger clocks are known for their very fine cases, lacquers and hand rubbed finishes, extraordinarily high quality mechanisms, and old world craftsmanship.
Kieninger grandfather clock movements have been in existence since the Kieninger Clock Company was founded in 1912 by Joseph Kieninger and therefore Kieninger Clock Company is the oldest existing manufacturer of mechanical clock movements for grandfather, wall and mantel clocks in the world. Kieninger clocks are clocks built to be enjoyed not only by you, but your children and your children's' children. They are tomorrow's antique and classic clocks. The Kieninger Clock factory celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2002. The company occupies a 45,000 square foot manufacturing facility that was constructed in 1991. It employs about 100 highly skilled workers and staff. Formerly, since 1917, the factory was located in Aldingen, a charming village between the Black Forest and Schwabische Alb. Since 1994, Kieninger has been a part of the Howard Miller Group which is the largest manufacturer of grandfather clocks in the world. A Kieninger grandfather clock is known for its craftsmanship and the highest quality clock movements. Some Kieninger grandfather clocks have even been displayed in clock museums they are so well crafted and beautifully designed. Technological advancements have allowed for truly advanced Kieninger grandfather clock movements providing high quality workmanship. You can count on Graham anchor escapement or swiss escapement, pinions finished in a special roller burnishing process, and automatic beat adjustment which has been patented by the Kieninger Clock Factory. Another Kieninger patent is the automatic chime sequencing for triple chime movements. Another highly sought after technology. Some melodies you can look forward to are Westminister (Vogelfanger), Birdhunter (Freude Schoener Gotterfunke), and Ode to joy. Whatever wood finish you are looking for and whether you are looking for a more contemporary or traditional style clock, we have one for you. For instance, the elegant Kieninger Duke Grandfather Clock has a softly arched bonnet pediment with traditional pinched waist floor clock case and a gold accented dial that will bring a traditional look to any room. The finish is an antique walnut giving the Duke Grandfather Clock an exquisite appeal. The Kieninger Antoinette Grandfather Clock is also an exquisite timepiece but is fashioned from a black finish on select hardwoods and veneers. This specific design features a solid wood straight waist design with a Roman inspired, gracefully arched pediment. Even more unique is the Kieninger Bartholomew Grandfather Clock with its stunning look and beautiful lines. Truly a rare find, this specific clock will only be made 250 times making it a limited edition.