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.
Reflecting on clocks, inventions, works of art, time
What a chance to take part in the manufacturing of a clock!
Writing down notes on a piece of paper, holding on to the ideas, approaching to each other reality and inspiration. Subordinating myself to the play of cogwheels and levers, producing all components myself, learning new techniques – unknown ways open, ideas flash through my mind.
I love this process and I like all the difficulties I have to cope with because they do not occur by chance. Manufacturing a clock means to me feeling life and adventure. I respect all that has been invented so far – but I do not respect the idea that nothing is unknown. Therefore I do not stop searching for surprises, new forms, unknown movements and presentations. The realization of imagination.
Clocks have entered my world of kinetic art and sounds and they remain there. All my works of art are unique and I do not accept any repetition, in no case, there is enough fantasy, inspiration, enthusiasm and motivation.
A new clock of Matthias Naeschke is always a technological unity with fine aesthetic focus. The longcase clock NL126 skilfully blends the majestic swing of the unusually long 1,75 m (1¼ seconds) pendulum with the long running duration of the clockwork of one year. Decades of accumulated experience of the German clockmakers from building long duration clocks and the fundamental horological knowledge about physical feasibility have combined in the realisation of this fine development.
The energy necessary for the drive of the pendulum of the NL126 is generated from a driving force of only five kilograms, which is distributed on two separate weight lines. The clockwork is skeletonized in the typical manner of Matthias Naeschke. The large central escape wheel is a noble feature of the shape and form of the finely gilded plates. The use of twelve modern stainless precision ball bearings, four ruby bearings and ruby pallets on the anchor together with extremely precise gearing reduces the natural frictional loss of energy to an absolute minimum. A hand engraved chapter ring from Sterling Silver completes the work. The cabinet of the NL126 is styled in a very conservative manner. The front door possesses a full-height pane of bevelled glass providing a full and free view of the interesting technology behind it. Inlays from mother of pearl and ebony in the cabinet rear wall set small points of sheen which enhances the compulsion of this clock in drawing the viewer into its spell. The clockmakers integrated a concealed LED unit into the cabinet head so that even in the night, when this is illuminated, the subtle glow enhances the polished gold and silver of the surfaces which appear even more brilliant.
The TM3 is a smaller Time Machine, with 4 types of models either wall-mounted and freestanding. It is available in a variety of finishs, including black, matte silver and gold. We can also design unique combinations of finishes, including gold leaf or monochromatic.
Price Range (inkl. VAT): 45 – 55.000,00 €
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The opportunity to purchase something unusual or even unique, is and has always been a prominent feature of classical craftsmanship. A fine example of this is the clock NL 500 in the rhodium-plated version shown on this page.
At first glance, the longcase clock NL 500 is an elegant seconds beating pendulum clock which is persuasive through its fine technical detail and its contemporary yet conservative lines of the case. Upon opening the front door and looking closer into the perfectly finished mechanics of the movement, significant differences of traditional movement designs are evident. Two weights in a grandfather clock are normally indicating the presence of a strike mechanism in addition to the regular time movement – but in this particular clock it is not so! It is also striking that the movement is symmetrical and of clean structured design. During assembly even the spokes of the wheels are aligned to each other by the assembling clockmaker.
Both weights are used only to drive the pure going train. Each weight serves an independent gear train and at the second main wheel they combine to a single gear train up to the special Matthias Naeschke escapement. This unique construction was necessary to make the longcase clock NL 500, a so-called long runner with a power reserve of not less than four years. This clock is a real horological masterpiece that requires extensive experience in dealing with gears and optimal power transmission. 12 precision ball bearings on the drive and 4 rubies on the escapement reduce the frictional power losses to significantly less than 5%.
Thus, the longcase clock NL 500 is absolutely unique in the market of mechanical clocks for complementing well furnished living spaces. This is reflected also in the number produced. Each year only a few of this clock category leave the workshops of the German clock manufactory. Each piece is individually numbered and as well some are further refined according to individual customer requests.
The clock model NL 500 – as conceived in the House of Matthias Naeschke – will go down as a milestone in the history of European clockmaking.
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