A special attention to detail, innovative ideas and their implementation in technical perfection characterizes all clocks from the house of Matthias Naeschke. And naturally the table clock NT 7 is no exception. By creating transparency nothing remains concealed. With the exception only of the red of the ruby jewels and the pallets, the colors of black and silver dominate perceptions of this clock. A rhodium-plated 8-day movement developed exclusively for this clock sits on two matte black columns in a matte black case where fine polishing and glazing of the individual parts skillfully presents a modern touch.
Escape wheel as a special feature
Typical for Matthias Naeschke is the oversized escape wheel with the circular ruby pallets on the anchor. In addition to the extremely precise manufacturing of all components, a temperature compensation pendulum ensures the necessary accuracy of the clock. A unique characteristic of the table clock NT 7 is the barrel construction. Normally the spring barrel consists of a one-sided closed, cylindrical drum with a toothed rim and the open side of the barrel is subsequently closed with a pressed-in cover after inserting the mainspring. With the NT 7 the 4 mm thick main wheel is already part of the spring barrel. It is machined out to the appropriate diameter for the spring and provided front and rear with six-fold screwed flanges.
Special barrel construction as unique characteristic
The clever design of the parts of the barrel only dawns on the viewer as the apparent contradiction grows that the clock must run entirely without a mainspring? Restrained but clearly marked is the black dial in the form of a perforated ‘8’ with Arabic numerals. Interesting also is the seconds display of this clock. Instead of the usual 60 seconds per revolution the seconds hand here makes one rotation in two minutes.
In its design language, the clock NT 7 is not seriously classic nor yet ultra-modern. Rather, it is a kind of chameleon. It adapts depending on how it is perceived, blending perfectly into any particular interior design style. As is usual with Matthias Naeschke this clock model also provides opportunities for individualization. So the movement can be ordered polished and traditionally gilded and carried out in all variants with a polished glass canopy. Similarly, a variation in bicolor with gilded wheels and rhodium-plated main plates is possible. The casing design and materials used provides limitless opportunities.
Technical features of the table clock NT 7
Matthias Naeschke caliber 7
Power reserve 8 days
All brass parts are mirror polished and gilded or rhodium plated
Skeletonized main plates of 4 mm brass and 3 solid pillars
Pinions and arbors hardened and polished
Dead-beat “Naeschke” escapement with round ruby pallets
Compensation pendulum beating 120 per minute
2 precision ball bearings, 4 ruby bearings
Black chapter ring printed white with arabic numerals
Hands made of white lacquered steel
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.