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The Great Three-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
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, framing the enamel 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 Sicilian marble base and is protected by a framed glass
For the World Watch Clock and Jewellery Fair in March of the
year 2001 Sinclair Harding designed and made a variation of the classic ‘Y’
framed French Skeleton Clock.
Featuring the same movement and Wheel train the graceful
curves of the front frame legs are hand engraved with a simple yet elegant
H 37 cm x
W 27 cm x D 15 cm
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