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.
A powerhouse with long power reserve
The table clock NT 12 is another proof that the mechanics of clock making are limitless. At our Naeschke clockworks the clock makers constantly aspire to implement new ideas into the design of their clocks. The results are luxurious and bespoke timepieces that excite passion and engagement for professionals and clock aficionados alike. The table clock NT 12 is no exception.
The movement is a real powerhouse. Two weighty barrels together provide nearly 20kgs of spring force that pull on a single steel wire of just one millimetre diameter. Thus the entire power is transmitted to the fusee and through it to the going train. A conventional fusee chain would not withstand this enormous force and would be prone to breakage.
So why does the NT 12 require so much more energy than similar spring-driven movements? This is due to the considerable running time of one year. The wheels and the entire frame of this clock have been proportionally sized for this purpose. The pillars which connect the main plates to each other are positioned so that there may be no distortion. Much of the beautifully finished gilded mechanism is visible through its creative design and arrangement.
Year running with power reserve indication
The movement sits on four solid columns forming a platform. Of the two integrated barrels only one is visible. It is separated from the gear train and is placed centrally at the foot of the columns whilst the other barrel is concealed in the base of the clock. In addition to the time display on a sterling silver dial the NT 12 also has a separately presented power reserve indicator.
All parts are dimensioned slightly larger in this clock as is the winding key which is a perfectly proportional match. It was formed by us so that it is most pleasing and comfortable in the hand. To celebrate the pleasure of handling the key after a full year it was allotted a separate drawer in the wooden base of the case. What a pity that this magnificent clock needs truly little compassion.
- Power Reserve: 1 year
- Clockwork with Matthias Naeschke dead-beat escapement
- Compensation pendulum beating 108 per minute
- Hand-engraved chapter ring of sterling silver
- A knurled bezel is fitted
- Power reserve indicator
- Base of the case made of cherry wood and high-gloss varnish
- Canopy with five bevelled glass panes and a front door
- Height 63 x Width 42 x Depth 32cm
Price on application (POA)