The table clock NT 12 is another proof that the mechanics of clockmaking are limitless. At our Naeschke clockworks we constantly aspire to implement new ideas into the design of our 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.
Technical features of the table clock NT 12
Matthias Naeschke caliber 12
Power reserve 365 days
Spring drive with double barrel and fusee
Skeletonized main plates of 4 mm brass and 5 solid pillars
All brass parts are mirror polished, grained and gilded or silvered
Pinions and arbors hardened and polished
Dead-beat “Naeschke” escapement with round ruby pallets
Compensation pendulum beating 108 per minute
8 precision ball bearings, 6 ruby bearings
Hand-engraved chapter ring of 1.5 mm sterling silver
A hand-knurled bezel is fitted
Indication of the power reserve on a separate dial segment
Cherry wood with a special “Matthias Naeschke” dark stained high-gloss varnish
Despite the dark varnish, the wood structure is still visible
Glass canopy with struts made of mirror polished brass and a front door is fitted
Clockwork attachment on four solid metal columns
Four adjustment screws for leveling the case
5 bevelled glasses
A drawer for the winding key is fitted
Optionally available are different materials for the base
Height x width x depht: 63 x 42 x 32 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.