To show the entire mechanism and the quality of a handmade clock, it is preferable to make it visible as far as possible. With the longcase clock NL 400 SQ there are large cutouts in the main plates. When skeletonizing the plates, the clockmaker can leave only as much material on the movement as is necessary for a safe operation of the clockwork. At the same time, intricate and aesthetic forms and curves naturally emerge and develop.
Fascinating insights into complex mechanics
Where does the power come from and where does it go? How is a strike generated? Which wheel engages in which pinion? These mysteries can be clearly answered by our longcase clock NL 400 SQ in an inimitable way. Even if the exploration of the mysteries should take a little longer, the clock NL 400 SQ with a power reserve period of four months is well prepared.
The chapter rings consist of solid and hand engraved sterling silver. The double-ended seconds hand turns once in two minutes. Two driving weights, each in a 12-cornered, gilded brass casing, provide the driving energy for the movement. A compensation grid-iron seconds pendulum hangs in the middle of the rear main plate and has a fork that extends upward through the suspension.
Solitaire for sophisticated ambiance
This movement has our elegant, in-house designed striking mechanism which allows remarkable accuracy. This is possible as this strike mechanism has a very low power requirement.
A high-quality wooden cabinet is a protective shell as well as a decorative element and makes the clock NL 400 SQ to be a solitaire for a sophisticated ambiance.
Technical features of the longcase clock NL 400 SQ
Matthias Naeschke caliber 400
Power reserve 125 days (4 months)
Weight drive with pulley
Skeletonized main plates of 4 mm brass and 5 solid pillars
All brass parts are mirror polished and gilded
Pinions and arbors hardened and polished
Dead-beat “Naeschke” escapement with round ruby pallets
Compensation pendulum beating seconds
Matthias Naeschke rack strike mechanism
Strike on the half hour and hour on a bronze bell
14 precision ball bearings, 10 ruby bearings
Hand-engraved chapter ring of 1.5 mm sterling silver
Indication of seconds
Cherry wood with a special “Matthias Naeschke” red stained satin varnish
Despite the red varnish, the wood structure is still visible
Different wood types and colours are available
Glass frames in gold or silver colour
6 bevelled glasses
Marquetry of mother of pearl and yewwood
Height x width x depht: 206 x 42 x 23 cms
We offer different possibilities for individualization. The movements can be refined in yellow gold, rhodium or rose gold. The wooden cases can be adapted to existing interior fittings.