Mechanical - 8-day movement - quarter-hourly striking mechanism on 8 gong bars with 3 adjustable melodies
This clock was made by Holland's most famous watch/clock maker, Christiaan van der Klaauw.
In 1995 it was made in an edition of 24 pieces, of which this clock is no. 12/24. (I'm not sure of this.)
The special thing about this clock is that besides giving the time indication it also shows the planetary system revolve around the sun. The dial depicts the zodiac with the corresponding moon phase indications.
The inspiration of Christiaan van der Klaauw for making, among other things, this clock, is the planetarium of Eise Eisinga from Franeker in Friesland.
( http://www.planetarium-friesland.nl/en/ )
Christiaan van der Klaauw is specialised in the craft of making astronomical clocks and watches. ( http://www.klaauw.com/nl )
This clock is in a good working condition and comes with a winding key. The quarter-hourly striking mechanism can be set by hand to one of three melodies.
The melodies are: Westminster, Whittington or Saint Michael.
The casing is made of walnut with oak enclosures and stands on a blackened wooden foot; is in immaculate condition.
Height 53 cm
Width 33.5 cm.
Depth 15.5 cm.
Weight is 9.4 kg.
This clock can be picked up in consultation in Amersfoort (the Netherlands), or can be made in a custom-made wooden case.
The shipping and packaging costs are for the buyer's account, and have to be settled directly with the seller.
The seller prefers the lot to be picked up
The seller prefers the lot to be picked up from Amersfoort (Netherlands). Shipping is possible by arrangement only. Costs of shipping are at the buyer's expense.
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