About Us

Raffety is owned by Nigel Raffety, who has had a lifelong interest in horology commencing with the completion of one of the last traditional clock making apprenticeships in Clerkenwell, followed by International saleroom experience and catalogue preparation at Christies, in London.

Nigel has exhibited for many years at the major antique fairs in London, New York and more recently Shanghai and served on their specialist vetting committees.

Over the years, Raffety has become known as a premier resource for period European clocks serving collectors, private clients, museum authorities, enthusiastic investors and interior decorators throughout the world. You can buy with confidence in the knowledge that we are long term members of  major trade associations, including BADA and CINOA.

Increasingly, we have been requested to advise on numerous interior design projects, providing antique clocks of unique design to create definite focal points within traditional and, more often, contemporary settings, with great effect.

A particular highlight recently was the supply of some twenty five antique timepieces to the Dumphries House Trust, whose Patron is the Prince of Wales.

We deliver and install our clocks free of charge anywhere in the United Kingdom.  For our overseas clients we are able to offer a fully insured door to door shipping service, expertly packed by our regular, experienced and specialist  carrier.