Imbued with decades of consummate horological experience we have given free rein to our constant urge for unusual innovation - and this is the hallmark of the table clock NT 6 “La brillante”.
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. It engages 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 brillante” are mounted in a floating rhodium plated bridge between the main plates. The fourteen-day running movement is finished by hand with meticulous attention to detail and is gilded with pure yellow gold or rhodium finished to order.
The intensive ruby-red of the jewel bearings bestows a colored accent and is at the same time the classic indication for durability. Aesthetic, flame-blued pear shaped hands glide over a fine matte black chapter ring with Roman numerals. The “La brillante” sits on two columns, standing majestically on a stable, silver-anodized aluminum foundation. A beautifully conceived glass canopy with five facetted panes protects this exquisite timekeeper from dust in the air. The NT 6 “La brillante” is truly a clock which inspires and reveals new ideas in a classically beautiful form.
Retrograde seconds indication as additional complication
An additional complication is available for the collection of table clocks. With the models NT 6 “La gracieuse” and NT 6 ”La brillante” a retrograde seconds indication can be ordered. Every minute, a gilded hand describes an angle of 90° before making a return jump to begin the next 60 seconds. The hand sits on a small column between the two main columns on which the movement is mounted. The black segment with its glossy white printing blends perfectly with the main dial of the clock.
Technical features of the table clock NT 6 “La brillante”
Matthias Naeschke caliber 6
Power reserve 14 days
Skeletonized main plates of 4 mm brass and 3 solid pillars
All brass parts are (except the gilded wheels) mirror polished and rhodium plated
Pinions and arbors hardened and polished
Dead-beat “Naeschke” escapement with round ruby pallets
Compensation pendulum beating 120 per minute
9 ruby bearings
Black chapter ring printed with roman numerals
Spade hands made of polished and flame-blued steel
Optionally available is a rhodium plated chapter ring
Optionally available is a retrograde seconds indication for models with black chapter ring
Base of the case made of black anodized aluminium
Glass canopy with struts made of mirror polished brass and a front door is fitted
Clockwork attachment on two 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.