The table clock model NT 6 “La céleste” of our Naeschke clockworks has a 14-day running movement including a very unusual escapement construction. Indeed the escape wheel is a radiant manifestation in this creation. Extra-large and mounted centrally in the skeletonized main plates, it dominates the entire clockwork.
Special color finishing in bronze
The movement wheels engage perfectly with the half second anchor escapement to divide the feather-light gearing into small, precisely measured portions. And since clockwork never consists only of one wheel, all further wheels of the “La céleste” are mounted in a floating gilded bridge between the main plates. The NT 6 “La céleste” is classically shaped and fixed on four finely glazed silvered and gilded columns. Protection for the movement is accomplished with a complex metal frame and faceted glass canopy.
This remarkable case with opening front door consists of 33 different parts secured with 45 screws. With the model NT 6 “La céleste” instead of gilding the case can be finished in a chemical process to give it the appearance of bronze. Knurled adjustment screws at the four corners of the base set shiny gold accents. They are in beautiful contrast to the matte bronze color of the base. Presented in this way, the table clock NT 6 “La céleste” is a stylistic highlight of finest clockmaking and anew each day, it draws the clock enthusiast into its spell through its transparency and technical finesse.
Technical features of the table clock NT 6 “La Céleste”
Matthias Naeschke caliber 6
Power reserve 14 days
Skeletonized main plates of 4 mm brass and 3 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 120 per minute
9 ruby bearings
Matte silvered chapter ring printed with roman numerals
A hand-knurled bezel is fitted
Spade hands made of polished and flame-blued steel
Base of the case made of brass and bronzed
Glass canopy with struts made of mirror polished or bronzed brass and a front door is fitted
Clockwork attachment on four solid metal columns
Four adjustment screws for leveling the case
5 bevelled glasses
Optionally available are different types of granite or wood for the base
Height x width x depht: 45 x 32 x 25 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.