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Gothic Mechanical Iron Clock - "Immanuel"

Gothic Mechanical Iron Clock - "Immanuel"

$ 754.00

This handmade clock is a mechanical work of art by Carlos Fernandez - Ardavin and is crafted in the same way as in the Middle Ages.

The unique design of this iron clock features a geared clock face which rotates, instead of using the traditional hour-hand. Every piece of this clock has been meticulously hand-crafted to exacting standards, using traditional techniques The blue enameled face juxtaposes against the aged patina of the iron frame and gear. This is not a mass-produced, factory made item. It is a unique and fascinating piece of functional artwork, worthy of admiration and prominent display. This medieval clock a true testament to the disappearing art of mechanical clockmaking, and we are proud to offer it to you as an exclusive partner in the USA. We have one available to ship now. 

More about Ardavin Clocks:

Studying the history and mechanics of antique clock making, Ardavin has created beautiful and functional clocks that are made with the same materials and  same techniques used at the time.

His daughter, Maria, continues with the medieval clockmaking trade that her father teaches her every day.

  • It is a portable desk clock moved by weights and its regulation is carried out by the “foliot” which is a stick with small counter-weights on its sides that can be regulated.
  • This clock functions the same way as medieval clocks, with identical mechanical systems and materials (wood, brass and iron), using the same techniques as at the time.
  • Naturally, the face of this clock has only one hand; the minute hand was to appear with the pendulum clock, in the eighteenth century.
  • Handmade in Spain
  • Stands 21cm tall. 

POSITIONING

  • Wind up the clock by turning the crank counter-clockwise, until the spring stops.
  • The clock will immediately start working.

REGULATION

  • The regulation of this clock is done by varying the position of the counter-weights A and B in the “foliot” mechanism
  • The closer you position the counter-weights symmetrically towards the escapement axle, the faster the clock works, and vice versa.

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