Automaton Yin and Yang 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. The gears in this set are decorative and dont move. For those who like to observe the motion we have another set of wall clocks with all moving gears which is called Automaton Bite Series.
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.
In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (also yin–yang or yin yang, 陰陽 yīnyáng "dark–bright") describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Many tangible dualities (such as light and dark, fire and water, expanding and contracting) are thought of as physical manifestations of the duality symbolized by yin and yang. This duality lies at the origins of many branches of classical Chinese science and philosophy, as well as being a primary guideline of traditional Chinese medicine, and a central principle of different forms of Chinese martial arts and exercise, such as baguazhang, taijiquan (t'ai chi), and qigong (Chi Kung), as well as appearing in the pages of the I Ching.
Our wooden clock is made of many layers of Baltic birch, painted wood stain and covered with protective acrylic glass. Handcrafted galvanized brass screws are used in the clock.
*the clock can be personalized (any name on clock face instead `Automaton` +10USD).
**the gears are decorative and they dont move together with the quartz clock mechanism.
Size : 28 cm
*AA battery is not included
**the clock hands can slightly differ from those on the pics