Prague Astronomical 24 Hour Wall Clock
This big Prague Astronomical 24 Hour wall clock is made of several layers of wood, woodstained and painted high quality acrylic paint. The front elements of the clock are decorated with intricate engraving. Copper coated elements are used in the construction of this clock model.
While making the design of a new clock we were inspired by Prague Orloj, which is a medieval astronomical clock located in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest clock still operating. The Orloj is mounted on the southern wall of Old Town Hall in the Old Town Square. The clock mechanism itself has three main components: the astronomical dial, representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and displaying various astronomical details; statues of various Catholic Saints stand on either side of the clock; "The Walk of the Apostles", a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures—notably a figure of Death (represented by a skeleton) striking the time; and a calendar dial with medallions representing the months. According to local legend, the city will suffer if the clock is neglected and its good operation is placed in jeopardy; a ghost, mounted on the clock, was supposed to nod its head in confirmation. According to the legend, the only hope was represented by a boy born on New Year's night.
This replica has 24 hour display, all other components (like the zodiacal ring) are static and don't move together with the main clock mechanism.
Clock size 40 cm / 16 in
*AA battery is not included
**the clock hands can slightly differ from those you see on the pictures