NL 126 RH

Clock with a running time of one year

A clock of our Naeschke clockworks is always a technological unity with fine aesthetic focus. The longcase clock NL 126 RH skilfully blends the majestic swing of the unusually long (1.77m, 1¼s.) pendulum with the long running power reserve of one year.

Decades of accumulated experience of our clockmakers from building long duration clocks and the fundamental horological knowledge about physical feasibility have combined in the realization of this fine development. The energy necessary for the drive of the pendulum of the NL 126 is generated from a driving force of only five kilograms, which is distributed on two separate weight lines.

Skeletonized movement with technical highlights

The clockwork is skeletonised in the typical manner of Matthias Naeschke. The large central escape wheel is a noble feature of the shape and form of the finely gilded plates. The use of twelve modern stainless precision ball bearings, four ruby bearings and ruby pallets on the anchor, together with extremely precise gearing reduces the natural frictional loss of energy to an absolute minimum. A hand engraved chapter ring from sterling silver completes the work.

The cabinet of the NL 126 is styled in a very conservative manner. The front door possesses a full-height pane of bevelled glass providing a full and free view of the interesting technology within. Inlays from mother of pearl and ebony in the cabinet rear wall set small points of sheen which enhance the compulsion of this clock in drawing the viewer into its spell.

We integrated a concealed LED unit into the cabinet head so that even in the night its subtle glow enhances the polished gold and silver of the surfaces which appear even yet more brilliant.



Clockwork

  • Matthias Naeschke caliber 126
  • Power reserve 365 days
  • Weight drive with pulley
  • Skeletonized main plates of 4 mm brass and 4 solid pillars
  • All brass parts are mirror polished and (except the gilded wheels) rhodium plated
  • Pinions and arbors hardened and polished
  • Dead-beat “Naeschke” escapement with round ruby pallets
  • Compensation pendulum beating 1 ¼ seconds
  • 12 precision ball bearings, 6 ruby bearings

Indication

  • Hand-engraved chapter ring of 1.5 mm sterling silver
  • Flame-blued hands
  • Balanced minutes hand

Clock case

  • Cherry wood with a special “Matthias Naeschke” dark stained satin varnish
  • Despite the dark varnish, the wood structure is still visible
  • Different wood types and colours are available
  • Glass frames in silver colour
  • 3 bevelled glasses
  • Maquetry of mother of pearl and ebony in the back wall

Dimensions

  • Height x width x depht: 210 x 45 x 23 cms

Variations

We offer different possibilities for individualization. The movements can be refined in yellow gold, rhodium or rose gold. The wooden cases can be adapted to existing interior fittings.