Month running with ‘maritime’ associations
Today the classic hand-blown glass dome is popular with collectors and museums to present particularly fine and valuable objects in a stylish way which is visible from all sides. It was particularly tempting to combine the old craftsmanship of the glassblowers with our art of clockmaking and to translate this into the finest values of today.
The skeleton clock NT 10 is already the second clock model in our range using a glass dome for protection. When designing the base of the case, we were inspired by ship floors and ship hulls. A highly polished and gilded 6mm brass plate with cut-outs and four levelling screws form the base. The upper base is made of finely grained Sapele wood and with its concave profile, it is reminiscent of the hull of a ship. Fine inlays of maple further emphasize the maritime evocation. In the color spectrum of the woods, the radiant yellow gold as well as the silver accents of the clockwork blend together harmoniously. It rests on four classic shaped columns above the wooden base, showing the time on a chapter ring of hand-engraved sterling silver. All wheels of the clockwork run either in precision ball bearings or in ruby bearings.
Finest finishing provides glamorous appearance
The power reserve of one month is exceptional in this size of skeleton clock. The energy for this long running of the clockwork is provided by a barrel, which is concealed in the wooden base. It transmits its energy to a fusee via a very fine flexible 1mm steel cable. Due to its precisely designed shape, the fusee has the task of balancing declining mainspring forces as it unwinds, thus eliminating the resulting torque differences between fully wound and unwound.
The NT 10 table clock is provided with our proved and tested half-second compensation pendulum with regulation nut above the pendulum bob. Due to the one-month running time, this clock requires very little attention. Its luminescent transparency creates soothing ease and its fascinating mechanics, which can be observed from all angles, is highly engaging. It complements any living ambiance and is also an exquisite functional accessory.
- Matthias Naeschke Cal. 10
- Power reserve 31 days
- Barrel, fusee with fine steel cable
- Skeletonized main plates of 4 mm brass and 3 solid pillars
- All brass parts are mirror polished and gilded
- Pinions and arbors hardened and polished
- Dead-beat “Naeschke” escapement with round ruby pallets
- Compensation pendulum beating 120/minute
- 4 precision ball bearings, 7 ruby bearings
Dial and Hands
- Hand-engraved chapter ring of 1.5mm sterling silver
- Roman or Arabic numerals possible
- Flame-blued hands
- A gilded bezel is fitted
- Base of the case made of gilded brass, Sapele wood, Maple wood inlays and polished clear varnish
- A hand-blown glass dome protects the clockwork from dust
- Clockwork mounting on four solid metal columns
- Four adjuster levelling screws
- Height x width x depth: 50 x 32 x 25 cms
We offer different possibilities for customisation. The movement and parts can be finished in yellow gold, rose gold or rhodium. The wooden cases can be adapted to harmonize with existing interior decor.