With the table clock NT 8 we are setting radiant rose gold accents in the shape of the classic 8-day. This clock - incidentally the first table clock from our clockworks in rose gold - catches the viewer’s eye because of its exceptional color - but also due to numerous technical refinements and artisan expertise. Here, especially note the small separation of the wheels between the main plates of just 21mm.
Thus, the NT 8 is one of the slimmest skeleton clocks ever made. This became possible by an ingenious three-piece barrel structure in which a very small mainspring is inserted directly into a section of the large main wheel. Looking at the movement from the side, it would be easy to believe there is no barrel needed in this movement.
Finest mechanics shine in rose gold
The escapement of the clock movement is dominated by a typical, large Naeschke escape wheel and circular ruby pallets. Delicate flame-blued hands, sawn and polished by hand, glide over a chapter ring with the finest hand engravings made of pure sterling silver. Two precision ball bearings and four large ruby jewels on the gear train are in charge for optimum power transmission and friction reduction. A 5-rod compensation pendulum quietly beats the half-seconds, nicely framed behind the movement. This is the first time in a Naeschke clock that rose gilding is employed and its color harmonizes perfectly with the silver dial and columns.
Harmonic combination of form and material
In the case design we use the classical method and the craftsmanship of a hand-blown glass dome, which was created especially for this clock by old glasswork masters. It protects the movement not only from dust and environmental influences but equally supports the delicate presentation of this fine timepiece. The unusually shaped base of the NT 8 table clock is made of walnut and provided with silver metal inlays.
The color of walnut is not changed by staining. Rather, a colorless, high gloss clear polished varnish is applied to protect the character of the wood. Its natural color is thus even more effective and harmonizes perfectly with the rose gold of the movement. The winding key is kept in a small drawer in the walnut base and is easily accessible for the weekly ritual of winding the clock.
Technical features of the table clock NT 8
Matthias Naeschke caliber 8
Power reserve 8 days
Skeletonized main plates of 4 mm brass and 3 solid pillars
All brass parts are mirror polished and gilded in rose gold
Pinions and arbors hardened and polished
Dead-beat “Naeschke” escapement with round ruby pallets
Compensation pendulum beating 120 per minute
2 precision ball bearings, 5 ruby bearings
Hand-engraved chapter ring of 1.5 mm sterling silver
Roman or Arabic numerals possible
A rose-gilded bezel is fitted
Base of the case made of nut wood with metal inlays and polished clear varnish
A drawer for the key is fitted in the front of the base
A mouth-blown glass dome protects the clockwork from dust
Clockwork attachment on two solid metal columns
Four adjustment screws for leveling the case
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.