S5816G - Comitti of London Navigator Clock - Special Edition Oak Base
We have a special edition Comitti of London Grasshopper clock with an oak base. - Check out the video of this clock in action below.
The Comitti of London Grasshopper skeleton clock is based on the first marine chronometer made by the world’s most famous clock maker John Harrison (1693 - 1776). John Harrison spent a lifetime perfecting marine chronometers in order to win the prize offered under the Longitude Act (1714) of £20,000 for any invention capable of calculating longitude to within 30 miles. His original timekeepers made it possible for seafarers to navigate accurately and can be viewed at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London.The clock features the ‘grasshopper escapement’ operated by two inter-linked pendulums that compensated for the motion of a ship. Every Grasshopper is supplied with a copy of Dava Sobel’s book ‘Longitude’ which retells the amazing story of John Harrisons battle to create his amazing clock.
We now have the new version in stock with a crystal glass canopy which allows for greater viewing of the mechanism.
- Stunning 8 day hand made solid brass fusee movement which is then hand polished and plated with 24k gold. - Serial Numbered limited edition movement - Silver plated dials. - Seconds are indicated by the 180° scale above the clock face. - The time is indicated by fine Bregeut hands. - Solid oak case with key drawer.