Great Wheel Skeleton Clock

The superb artistry which typifies the French Horologists of the late 18th Century seems to culminate in this beautiful clock. Deceptively simple, the restrained elegance serves to enhance the obvious craftsmanship inherent in such fine wheelwork with its delicate crossings and very high tooth counts.

The frames, pierced out of solid Brass, are gracefully faceted, polished and burnished to provide a gleaming support for the four-wheel train. The Great Wheel has 288 teeth and makes only one revolution daily. This drives the centre wheel with a diameter slightly larger than the bezel, thus, when viewed from the front, frames the silvered dial.

The escapement is a ‘Graham Deadbeat’ controlled by a ‘silk’ suspension pendulum and the whole requires winding once weekly. The movement is mounted on a slim, white marble or granite base to the customer's choice and is protected by a framed glass shade.

Sinclair Harding offers two designs, a variation of the classic ‘Y’ frame French Skeleton Clock and the 'Arch' frame where the graceful curves of the frame legs are engraved with a simple yet elegant pattern.

Height: 37cm Width: 27cm Depth: 15cm

“Finely pierced wheels can be found in all of Sinclair Harding's clocks. This style of wheel has been traditionally used on the finest clocks throughout history.”

Details

Classic ‘Y’ Frame French Skeleton clock finished in Rhodium on a Black Granite base.

Engraved pendulum Bob, on the back of the Bob the is engraved with the clocks unique serial number.

Graham deadbeat escapement controlled by a silk suspension pendulum.

The Great Wheel bases are made of Marble the most popular are the White Thassos and the Black Granite.

General enquiries

Contact info

SINCLAIR HARDING (UK) LIMITED
Phillips House,
Chapel Lane,
Emley,
West Yorkshire,
HD8 9ST,
England

Tel: +44 (0) 1924 840 666
Email: info@clockmakers.com

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