This clock is an exact replica of the original plans of the largest clock in the world, the Clock Tower of the Royal clock Tower in Mecca.
Category: Work of Art
A handicraft, sometimes more precisely expressed as artisanal handicraft or handmade, is any of a wide variety of types of work where useful and decorative objects are made completely by hand or by using only simple tools. It is a traditional main sector of craft, and applies to a wide range of creative and design activities that are related to making things with one's hands and skill, including work with textiles, moldable and rigid materials, paper, plant fibers, etc. One of the world's oldest handicraft is Dhokra; this is a sort of metal casting has been used in India for over 4,000 years and is still used. Usually the term is applied to traditional techniques of creating items (whether for personal use or as products) that are both practical and aesthetic.Handicraft industries are those that produces things with hands to meet the needs of the people in their locality.Machines are not used.
The supercomplicated movement of Moscow Computus Clock was set into nearly complicated artisanal case made with extensive use of semiprecious stones and composed of more than 2,500 parts carved from stone. The starting point of clock design was St Basil’s Cathedral, the pearl of Russian architecture and the world’s well known symbol of Moscow. The detailed work on the case of the clock took months of work of one of the best Russian artisan of stone mosaic. The case is covered with pieces of plenty of precious and semi-precious minerals and stones. Tricky stone setting technique means that artisan could elaborate just a few pieces of stone decoration a day, as every detail required six to seven finishing touches after each facet was perfectly formed and polished.
Technical specifications Retrograde minute Jumping hour Day of the week Phase of the moon World time indication Gravity tourbillon, chronometer escapement Outer diameter: 25 cm Height: 20 cm Weight: 5 kg Materials: gildened brass, bronze, chrome steel, glass, lapis lazuli, ruby Glass artist: Guido Stadelmann, Zürich Mode of operation The retrograde minute indicator is moved by a snail. The dial...
Every hour the dice player holds his cup up and the dice appear. The sum of visible points on the dice indicates the actual hour in the chosen time zone. On the circular world time display, a landmark is engraved for each time zone. In the clockwise direction they refer to:
Miki Eleta handcrafted on his own contemporary timepieces in the tradition of the Swiss Haute horlogerie. Each of his complex time piece is a unique work of art produced only one single time. Each new creation is driven by his deep fascination for time measurement, innovation and kinetic art. Therefore there are no limits for his desire to look for new technical challenges, unique emotional displays as well as fascinating contemporary designs.
No. 25 – The clock comes with an indication of second, minute and hour, a modified amant escapement, turnable minute and hour clock face and a phase of moon to the fore which has to be corrected every 128 years. It has a power reserve of two months. The clock isattached to a column and protected from dust by a glass cover. the clock consists of gold-plated, blue glass, lapis lazuli and cap juwels.