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Now, we would like to share the unbelievable functions of the GRAND COMPLICATION…
The developer´s original intention was not to simply display the time, but to do this mysteriously and this he achieved: one cannot see the force that moves the watch´s hand; still it shows the time and seems to float independently above the mechanics.
The clock´s heart is the tourbillon, which again was intended to be something very special and this it became: the tourbillon moves over three axes and presents itself in the centre of attention…
A planetary configuration shows an earth made from gold, which calculates itself magically, revolves around itself within 24 hours, accompanied by a moon, which, too, wanders around the earth in real time, while revolving around its own axis. The planetary ring and the sun´s position together with the sketched horizon make the planetary a scientific instrument.
In the core, two hairspring frames provide enough power to drive the mechanics. Every full hour, a hammer hits a golden bell; through the body made of mountain crystall one can glimpse the mechanics on the inside!
The TK3 finds its place in a chapel, which automatically winds up and sets the time of the clock. Of course, the clock can leave the save chapel for a day and be placed outside for special occasions.
The wings of the chapel open on sunset and close when it dawns, after this process the chapel, together with the Grand Complication, sinks into the body of the pillar. The wings of the chapel can be filled with gold ornamets designed by the customer.
Size: 138 x 29 x 17,5 cm ( H x B x T )
Listprice (inkl. VAT): 7.980,00 €
Limited Edition – 100 pieces
Modern clockdesign – Ultra-slim design wall clock in black lacquer with chromed metal frame and a key deck. Decorative fins of handcrafted ceramic elements. ZPS01 caliber pull-rod movement with passing strike, open escapement and pendulum special real-time fine adjustment system. The unique spherical pendulum swings in front of a concave mirror. Float glass dial.
Limited Edition up to 100 pieces.
Table Clock NT 6 „Retrograde seconds” – New Table Clock Model
Another new complication is now available for the existing collection of table clocks. With the models NT 6 “La gracieuse” and NT 6”La brillante” a retrograde seconds indication can be ordered. Within one minute, a gilded hand describes an angle of 90° before jumping back and beginning the next 60 seconds. The hand sits on a small column between the two main columns where the movement is mounted. The black segment with its glossy white printing fits perfect to the main dial of the clock.
The precision Table / Mantle Clock
After having built and offered the most accurate and efficient pendulum clocks to the market, Philippe Wurtz now introduces his new project named CAMINADE.
His first three clocks are wall- and longcase clocks with one second pendulum. CAMINADE is a half-second pendulum clock and is the sole table precision pendulum clock available today. This clock will match perfectly in the current portfolio as well with its ethereal design, solid construction, innovative features and high accuracy.
Description of the main characteristics:
NT 2 Business Clock Limitierte Edition
- by Matthias Naeschke and Archides
View this Masterpiece of Clockmaking in 3D. Convince yourself of the quality and enjoy this exceptional clock. (Zoom is possible)
NT2 “Business Clock” Limited Edition to 30 pieces because of the 30 year anniversary of Matthias Neaschke
Duration 9 weeks with up and down indication, movement with 2 faces, perpetual calendar and perpetual moonphase indication, power reserve indication, and calendar week indication. Freely selectable base, here granite base, on a solid turntable.
A quasi-obligatory complement to a perpetual calendar.
Moon phase clocks follow the progression of the moon through its different phases of new moon, first quarter, full moon and last quarter. The most sophisticated, with “astronomical” moon phases, need only be corrected by one day every 122 years. A quasi-obligatory complement to a perpetual calendar, moon phases are nonetheless a complication in their own right and can stand alone on a pocket watch or wristwatch dial. The phases are shown on a disc visible through an aperture, or more rarely by a hand. In an ordinary moon phase watch this disc, portraying two moons, is driven by a wheel with 59 teeth. A finger advances the wheel by one notch every 24 hours. The lunation displayed by an ordinary moon phase watch corresponds to 29.5 days when in reality a lunation lasts 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.8 seconds (29.53 days). Consequently, the system is one day out every 2 years, 7 months and approximately 20 days. Superior watches incorporate a far more complex and precise system, sometimes referred to as “astronomical moon phases”. Its moon disc is driven by a wheel with 135 teeth. The precision of this mechanism is a lunation of 29 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes, reducing the difference between the measured and actual lunar cycle to just one day every 122 years. Some watches also indicate the “age of the moon”, which is the number of days since the last new moon.
Master Complication in Clockmaking.
A “perpetual calendar” clock gives the date, day, month and usually moon phases while automatically taking the number of days in the month, and the cycle of leap years, into account. It is a masterpiece of architecture and miniaturization. With its months lasting 31, 30 or 28 days, and with 29 days in February every fourth year, our Gregorian calendar sets quite a challenge to watchmakers who must reproduce these variations in a mechanical movement. The majority of calendar watches feature simple calendars which have to be manually corrected five times a year, after each month with fewer than 31 days. Compare these with the perpetual calendar, one of the culminations of the watchmaker’s art whose origins go back to the end of the eighteenth century. It will continue to show the correct date by adjusting to the variable number of days in the month and by taking the cycle of leap years into account. To accomplish this exploit, the movement draws on a “mechanical memory” of 1,461 days or four years. Most perpetual calendar mechanisms use a differential gear mechanism from the hour wheel and can comprise several hundred wheels, gears, levers and other parts. The perpetual calendar remains a classic among complications, yet never ceases to inspire new interpretations and perfecting. It lends itself to ever-slimmer versions and incorporates correction systems that are sophisticated yet instinctive. Meanwhile, watch designers rise to the creative challenge opened up by its multiple indications (date, day, month, moon phases, leap year, even year), experimenting with the different display modes – hands, apertures, retrograde, jumping – to compose dials that range from truly classic to truly original. Despite its name, the perpetual calendar will have to be corrected by one day on March 1st, 2100.
This model is exclusively designed by Archides Clocks and Matthias Naeschke. Archides Clocks is the exclusive distributor for this masterpiece with is limited to 30 pieces and is exclusive offered through “Jamesedition”. This masterpiece of clockmaking is now ready for pre orders, but will be shipped in 2014 – The anniversary year of Matthias Naeschke.
– his largest creation to date. HIPPOCAMPUS is 2.8 metres high and features a musical movement in which the melody will not repeat itself over a hundred years.
Price Range (inkl. VAT): > 100.000,00 €
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THE ‘NON-CLOCKMAKER’ – CREATOR OF 28 CLOCKS
“Nothing is impossible. I’m not more intelligent than other people,” he says, “just more tenacious.”
Completely self-taught, Miki Eleta has become a full-fledged clockmaker. He created his own escapement called the ELETA-HEMMUNG and regulates many of Miki’s complicated clocks.