Three Train Clock

Full specification

Hand made in England. Limited edition of 50 pieces.

18 Carat Gold plate

This extraordinary Skeleton Clock takes nine months of painstaking hand work to complete. On every clock each plate is individually hewn solid brass, edge filed, papered smooth, burnished and gilded before finally being built into a finished clock. Every wheel and arbor, detent and lever has been finished by hand to give the whole mechanism the glittering aspect of a true work of art.

The eight-day movement is provided by three mainsprings each operating through its respective fusee and chain to give virtually constant torque to the train of wheels.

The going train is fitted with a recoil anchor escapement and controlled by a 0.4 sec pendulum to give a good standard of time keeping.

The traditional blued hands and indicators are achieved using traditional methods - the hands are cut, fettled and then placed in a crucible filled with brass filings. This crucible then heated to 2000 degrees causing the steel hands to blue, and then once they have been cooled, they are polished and mounted.

The escape pallet is made from high carbon steel, with through hardened faces diamond polished to a mirror finish assuring a long life.

The chiming train operates a pinned drum and hammer assembly which can be set to play Westminster or Whittington and St Michael chimes on a hand tuned octave of cast bells, whilst the striking train sounds the hours on a ninth tenor bell.

The levers and racks controlling this activity are finished to the same meticulous standard.

The brass bound glass shade protects the whole clock from dust, while at the same time allows perfect visibility.

343mm wide x 182mm deep x 482mm high