Tick-tock. Tick-tock. The rhythmic swing of the long pendulum paired with the steady tempo of the Time Machine mechanism fills the air with harmonic sounds – a melody orchestrated and invented by artisan Florian Schlumpf.
The dynamic Wall Machine by Schlumpf creates a dramatic visual into the universe of time by virtue of its size. Measuring approximately 2.1 x 2.2 meters (6.9 x 7.2 feet), the bold, black filigree frame houses black and golden anodized gears contrasting with a mirror-polished golden pendulum disk and hands. A striking component is the large 1.8-meter (5.9 feet) orbital drive. An anchor beam rotating around the central anchor wheel provides constant movement.
Video by M.A.D. Gallery.
The filigree frame has external dimensions of approx. 2.1 x 2.2 meters. It is also available without frame.
The wheels are either gold, black or silver anodized.
The largest gear, the anchor wheel, has a diameter of 1.8 meters.
The machine has an orbital drive, with the anchor beam rotating around the central anchor wheel.
The escapement uses spring-like anchor pallets, smooth and almost silent.
The pendulum is either mirror polished or with a goldfinish.
The machine indicates hour, minute, second and the day.