nci fl c1201ch - Vienna

nci fl c1201ch - Vienna

17" x 75" x 10"

Benjamin Vuilliamy was famous clockmaker of Swiss origin who moved to London around 1730. He built the regulator clock for the King's Observatory Kew, which served as an unofficial Prime Meridian and official time of London until 1884.

The Greenwich regulator is a superb example of the art of the British clockmaker. The movement features a Vulliamy style deadbeat escapement. A temperature compensated pendulum based on an elegant design by John Ellicott in 1752 enhances the accuracy. Maintaining power, as devised by John Arnold (1736-1799), ensures precision is retained when the movement is wound. An elegant design of epicyclic gears allows the movement to run a month before needing to be wound. A special limited edition version was made by Comitti in 2012 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee. The original timepiece now resides in Buckingham Palace.

  • Hand made 24 carat gold plated movement with dead beat escapement and tungsten carbide pallets
  • Month going 30-day power reserve
  • Precision temperature compensated pendulum
  • High count gear train including 18 ball races to reduce friction
  • Silver plated dial with fine blue lacquered hands
  • Solid cherry cabinet with book matched burr walnut veneers and door locks
  • Secret compartment for keys, tools and timekeeping weights
  • Cabinet hand rubbed and waxed to achieve a rich patina
  • Crystal clear glasses on all sides to allow full visibility of the movement
  • Bespoke finish combinations available on request
  • Serial numbered movement with Certificate of Authenticity

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Regular price $19,250.00
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