A clock case of Matthias Naeschke is not restricted to the trivial function of protection of a clock movement. It is part of the overall concept of a fine sense of style and expression for a clock. At the conception of a new clock there is always a time consuming process of designing the movement and the shape of the case. Materials are chosen and researches undertaken to engage particular workshops for specialities that cannot be made in-house. Be it fine woods such as cherry, walnut or ebony, perhaps a pedestal of granite, marble or other exclusive stones. But only the best is good enough to maintain our high standards.
High quality inlays of ebony, burl, and mother of pearl and silver are used as design elements. Whether satin or highly polished surfaces, the varnishing of a Naeschke case is a very time consuming process. Time that is well invested to become a high-quality enclosure for a highly finished Naeschke movement.
High-quality materials are paired with elaborate finishing
The massive glass canopies of our table clocks are manufactured in-house. The frame components can only be finished when the angles are machined with absolute precision and the corner elements are precisely tailored to the struts. By manual grinding under water in several complex operations and using ever finer grain, the struts are prepared for the final high-gloss polish followed by gilding or rhodium plating.
The surfaces of the exquisite stone slabs are cut, faceted and polished by grinding with dedicated machines and finally finished by hand. Gilded or rhodium-plated fittings of brass are mounted before a movement is installed into its preordained place. Facetted glass panels in the cabinets, whether metal/stone combinations or fine wood reveal more subtle highlights and underline the high-end horological quality of our clocks.