Matthias Naeschke Organ Clock

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Unique pieces that perform for generations

The philosophical maxim of Naeschke clockworks is to build the world‘s highest quality clocks through dedication to the finest design and timeless elegance together with the highest mechanical precision. That means realising new ideas with unprecedented designs handcrafted to perfection with a precision that no one else achieves. Only then can we speak of the vibrant and true art of clock-making. Only then one finds the assurance to acquire something extraordinary.

The Naeschke clockworks develops and manufactures mechanical organ clocks in the finest traditions of classical clock-making. Naeschke will never produce reproductions or copies of the older masters.

The fundamental goal of Naeschke is to continue the old tradition of the finest organ clock-makers and the range of our products includes spring and weight-driven movements. All major work is carried out meticulously by hand as it was two hundred years ago. They have developed their own set of the necessary equipment for organ clock-making as there are no longer any historical examples available. The extremely sturdy clockworks and the organ movements are finely finished and the guiding philosophy is to consider all detail and the materials employed for the movements as being part of a decorative aesthetic unity.

Selected materials and conscientious workmanship

The greatest importance is given to using exquisite, long-standing seasoned woods worked with conscientious craftsmanship during the making of pipes, bellows, wind chests and frames. For over 25 years a specially trained in-house cabinetmaker is in charge of manufacturing. Functional parts of the movements consist of polished steel, hardened at all key points.

Diatonic organ movements are developed with 17, 19 and 26 pipes or chromatic if required. Each cylinder comes set with the music of the buyer‘s request, individually made and pinned by hand, musically and properly corrected. The goal is to obtain the delicate, subtle tonal sounds of organ clocks of the 18th Century and an intensive study of playing techniques of that time was needed to reproduce authentic musical ornamentation and interpretation.

Exceptional, lovable unique pieces

The precise music interpretation and aesthetic unity of all the integrated components ensures durability and make an organ clock a unique and loyal ambassador of a revived wing of mechanical clock-making.

These organ clocks are unique worldwide and are presented as complete in-house developments. They are designed and made in close consultation with the customer as individual bespoke pieces. Thus, unusual customer requests such as engraving or special indications are always considered. This particularly applies for the selection of the music compositions pinned onto the music barrel. Developed in addition to the basic models, the Naeschke clockworks build organ movements for mounting into fine pieces of furniture, singing-bird clocks and other musical automatons.

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