Great Wheel Skeleton Clock

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Hand made in England. Limited edition of 25 pieces.

18 Carat Gold plate.

We first made our Great Wheel Skeleton clocks for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which we presented to her in November 2007, and can be seen (on receipt of your investiture) in the Garden Room at Buckingham Palace.

The Queen receives her Great Wheel Skeleton clock from Dent

This design can be seen as the pinnacle of the French Horological design of the late 18th Century. Deceptively simple, it appears uncluttered and elegant which masks the incredible accuracy of manufacture required to keep the design so uncomplicated. The Great Wheel itself has 288 teeth, which are a cycloidal tooth form, and makes just one revolution daily. The escapement is a 'Graham Deadbeat' controlled by a 'silk' suspension. The restrained elegance serves to enhance the obvious craftsmanship inherent in such fine wheelwork with its delicate crossings and very high tooth counts.

The dial is a perfectly accurate scaled version of the clock we made and installed at St. Pancras International station.

279mm wide x 152mm deep x 425mm high