This handmade clock is a work of mechanical art by Carlos Fernandez - Ardavin and is crafted in the same way as in the middle ages.
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-top Gothic clock moved by a steel spring 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
- Wind up the clock by turning the crank counter-clockwise, until the spring stops.
- The clock will immediately start working.
- 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.