ETALON longcase regulator clock
Limited edition of 12 pieces: No. 11/12
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Year of manufacture: 2000-2012
Clock case: solid wood – rosewood, shellac lacquer, shaped glass
Dial: enamel, hand painted Roman numerals I to XII, seconds, moon phase, marked and numbered, dial ring is nickel plated
Movement: inverted Graham deadbeat escapement, which is visibly located under the dial
Clockwork is made of 183 components, 175 screws, 22 pegs. Weight of movement with console (without pendulum and weight) is 8 kg.
The movement is made of a special brass alloy. All gear wheel arbors are put in jewel bearings mounted in chatons which are screw-mounted to the base plate. Shafts are hardened, all the way around lapped with polished teeth. Wheels and small parts are galvanically gilded. Some parts are nickel plated and large parts are lacquered.
Machine functions: one-month movement, shows hours, minutes, seconds and moon phase
Weight: nickel plated, weight 6 kg
Pendulum: in a form of two cylinders, numbered, made of special Invar alloy, nickel plated, weight 6.7 kg
Dimensions: 205 x 50 x 33 cm
These representative clocks are defined by using materials of the highest quality and a precise manufacturing. A grate dial of care is devoted to each clock and each clock is a unique original. Designing our clocks we place a great emphasis on a minimal amount of maintenance clocks will require in the future.
As a basic model for our clocks we took clocks from 19th and 20th century. Unlike these machines, ETALON clocks have extended length of running time to one month which makes the maintenance much more comfortable. Another significant change is inverted Graham deadbeat escapement – similar to Strasser and Rhode concept - which is visibly located under the dial. Each clock case is unique in its design and type of wood used.