Time and music in balance

Our table organ clock with 17 pipes was designed to make the connection of time with music both visible and audible. This contrasts with the 18th century preference of organ clock makers to conceal the possibility of the clock to play music.

Thus this table organ clock is a unique development since such clocks, as far as we know, have not been built in this form before. On this instrument Joseph Haydn's compositions for organ clocks are particularly charming.

The solid time keeping movement is constructed with a constant force Swiss lever escapement and has a power reserve of fourteen days.

At the hour, the clock first strikes a bell and then sets the musical movement in motion. Fully wound, the music movement will play 15 times. When wound in the morning, it will play for the rest of the day. A switch lever makes it possible to silence the bell and the music when required.

Each organ clock a bespoke piece

Its elegant case is made of fine and perfectly finished cherrywood. Bevelled and engraved glass panes allow the viewer to discover each detail of the highly finished mechanical wonders within the clock. An enamel dial sits on a hand-engraved, gilded brass base and the hands are hand-sawn, polished and gilded. Each table organ clock is unique and can also be delivered with an engraved and gilded brass panel behind the pipes. Thus the individual bespoke construction of each organ clock allows the possibility of choosing various colors of the case, pipes and other combinations of decoration.


Clockwork

  • Power reserve 14 days / 15 releases of the organ
  • Spring drive with two barrels
  • All brass parts are mirror polished
  • Main plates of 4 mm brass and 4 solid pillars
  • A constant-force Swiss lever platform escapement with is fitted
  • Frequency: 14.400 beats per hour
  • Hour strike on a bell
  • A mute lever for the music and strike is fitted

Organwork

  • Spring drive with barrel and fusee
  • All brass parts are mirror polished
  • Main plates of 4 mm brass and 4 solid pillars
  • After release the organ plays 30 seconds of music
  • There are 6 tunes pinned on the barrel
  • The music changes automatically on every release
  • A mute lever for the music is fitted

Indication

  • Enamel dials on a hand-engraved base dial
  • Finely cut classical shaped gilded hands

Clock case

  • Cherry wood available in various colours
  • Four faceted glass panes are fitted

Dimensions

  • Height x width x depth: 67 x 43 x 31 cms

Variations

  • We offer wooden or tin pipes
  • There are various possibilities for engravings on the brass dial