Matthias Naeschke

Tischuhr L'AMOUR

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L’AMOUR: Table clock with a 100-day movement.

The table clock L’Amour, which weighs almost 50 kg, resembles a gilded shrine. The fully gilded 100-day movement sits enthroned on four mighty silvered pillars of solid brass. The clock is driven by a barrel and fusee: a method which is little used nowadays and which serves to equalise the torque exerted by the mainspring as the spring runs down, thus delivering a constant force to the wheel train.The movement consists of just a few superbly worked wheels and pinions. They transmit the impulses to the escapement and dial train with utmost efficiency. Experts and lovers of mechanics delight in comprehending the workings of the clock.The escapement used is the dead-beat escapement with ruby pallets developed by Matthias Naeschke. The movement is complemented with a 5-rod compensation pendulum and fine adjuster.Fine, balanced steel hands turn around a chapter ring made of solid sterling silver.Cut by cut, a master engraver incises delicate numerals and characters into the resilient material and thus each dial is unique. The clockmaker finally screws the darkened, tarnish-protected, lavishly finished dial on to the four pillars.A bell jar with bevelled glass protects the clock from dirt and dust.Two 6cm plates of Galactica granite form the base for this precious movement. The raw material has had a long, hard journey from its rocky origins to the finished plinth. Sawn, smoothed into form and finally elaborately polished to perfection, the stone unfolds its inherent beauty and shimmering structure. A unique natural product.


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