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 bevelled glass shade which has an opening door at the front.

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: 40cm Width: 31cm Depth: 16cm

Great Wheel Skeleton Clock ‘Arch’ Frame
Finished in Platinum on a Black Base


Great Wheel Skeleton Clock ‘Y’ Frame

Finished in Gold on a Black Base

Silvered Dial

Each dial is engraved, wax filled and hand silvered. The hands are polished and Blued.

Spring Driven

8-day power reserve with stop-work mechanism to prevent over winding.

Adjustable Feet

The Great Wheel has adjustable feet to ensure the clock is level.


All the parts on each clock are hand finished (even the ones you cannot see!). The Brass parts are protected with a thin layer of 23.5 carat Gold or Platinum. The finishes we offer are Gold, combination of Gold and Platinum or Platinum plated.

Our bases are French polished, this technique produces a high gloss surface. We also offer a range of granite bases. Each of our bases can be personalised with an engraved plaque.

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