Automaton 1783 Moving Gears Wall Clock
We created the Automaton Wall Clock series getting inspired not only by old mechanical wrist watches which gear motors seem to us real works of art but mechanical toys which were quite popular among the rich in XVIII in France.
This wall clock belongs to our new Automaton Wall Clock series where all the gears move smoothly and silently together with the clock mechanism. This beautiful effect of motion doubles because of the mirror back layer. The gears are powered by 4 AA batteries.
An automaton (pronunciation: /ɔːˈtɒmətən/)(plural: automata or automatons) is a self-operating machine, or a machine or control mechanism designed to follow automatically a predetermined sequence of operations, or respond to predetermined instructions. Some automata, such as bellstrikers in mechanical clocks, are designed to give the illusion to the casual observer that they are operating under their own power.
Our wooden clock is made of many layers of Baltic birch, a piece of acrylic mirror, painted wood stain and acrylics. Handcrafted galvanized brass screws are used in the clock.
*the clock can be personalized (any name on clock face instead `Automaton` +10USD).
Size : 290 mm (11.4 in)
*AA battery is not included
**the clock hands can slightly differ from those on the pics