Waterwheel Skeleton Clock
This intriguing timepiece is a unique concept in clockmaking. It takes its inspiration from Sir Walter Congreve’s rolling ball clocks and from one of the most important sources of industrial power, the waterwheel. A spring-driven mechanical movement carries ball bearings up a vertical ladder chain and feeds them onto the gravity-driven waterwheel, which powers the escapement. Once a ball drops from the wheel, it descends through a 3-story ramp returning to the base of the ladder once every minute.
Masterfully handmade in gold-plated brass skeleton form. The time displays on the glass dial with etched Roman numerals and kite form hands. Further, this hypnotic timepiece presents on a beautiful marquetry inlaid base within a glass case and bears a full restoration with a one-year warranty.
16 1/2″ High x 18 1/2″Wide